Tornado

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Drug slang A regional term for crack cocaine
Public safety A violently rotating storm—nature’s most violent weather phenomenon—produced in a very severe thunderstorm, appearing as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground
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THREE RAF Tornado fighters took to the skies yesterday to mark the end of the aircraft's 40 years of military service.
A tornado hit the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NSBKB), Kingsland, Georgia, on Sunday, leaving four people injured.
Weather officials have given an explanation behind the incredible weather phenomenon captured by a stunned dog walker inKirkbylast night that appeared to be a tornado.
For many of us, our first image of a tornado is that of the one chasing Dorothy and Toto in the classic film "The Wizard of Oz." The movie made an indelible impression on many of us.
The simple fact is that almost all buildings are not designed to withstand tornados. Tornado resistant construction would be an owner driven requirement and typically not that of a municipality or national building code.
During April 25-28, 2011, a massive storm system generated 351 tornadoes (including 15 registering 4 or 5 on the Enhanced Fujita [EF] scale *), killing 338 persons in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee (1).
Weather forecaster Gary England played a crucial role in innovating tornado coverage at Oklahoma City's KWTV Channel 9.
RAF squadrons, in various forms, have been based in the region since August 1990, when a week after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait the UK sent 50 Tornados and 12 Jaguar aircraft to the area.
The group, which held a conference in Birmingham at the weekend, also said that over the last 25 years the West Midlands had reported the third-highest number of tornados of anywhere in the UK.
The public health consequences of tornados have been well documented.