Hazards and Disasters


What are tornadoes

Tornadoes are very powerful, yet tiny storms that have destructive winds capable of leveling buildings and other structures. Winds in a tornado form a dark gray column of air, with the center of the tornado acting like a vacuum, picking up objects and moving them along the storm’s path. Tornadoes can last from a few minutes to an hour.

A tornado touching down near Bennett and Watkin, Colorado, in 2006.

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