What is Tornado: Explanation, Safety & Facts

Tornadoes are the most violent of all atmospheric storms. The storms that strike as a powerful rotating mixture of wind and thunderstorm clouds, extending from the clouds to the ground in a funnel shape.  As the wind is invisible, it is hard to see a tornado unless it forms a condensation funnel made up of water droplets dust and waste. It is termed as a strong, dangerous wind that forms itself into an upside-down spinning cone and is able to destroy buildings as it moves across the ground.

Tornado safety signs:

Tornado safety signs

Tornado safety sign confirms the points and ways to shelter and be alert from dangerous situations from the areas of frequent tornados so the tornado shelter and weather sings is very important in case of an emergency so that they can prepare for emergencies like tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and other severe weather this sigs helps to ensure the safety of employees during such conditions:

  • The tornado shelter sign makes sure that everyone in need finds the way to get shelter in case of an emergency.
  • To make people believe on this signs most of the signs come under the exclusive GlowSmart ™ technology so that they can see even at night or in the dark of storm and believe it.
  • Signs prevents the person to be in any disorders and confusion during panic situations
  • It is also easy to understand pictogram, colored border and bold header make these signs hard to miss.
  • Blue emergency response sign makes your severe weather message shelter message clear with English text.
  • White emergency response sign makes your severe weather shelter message clear with English text.
  • Red emergency response sign makes your severe weather shelter message clear with English text.

Tornado facts:

Tornado facts

  • Tornadoes are also referred to as cyclones or twisters.
  • A tornado is a violent weather event.
  • A tornado generally has a grey color tint and looks like an elephant’s trunk.
  • The majority of tornadoes have a wind speed that is less than 100 miles per hour.
  • The majority of tornadoes only last for few minutes
  • The majority of tornadoes only travel a few miles before they dissipate.
  • Extreme tornadoes can have wind speeds that reach 300+ miles per hour.
  • Extreme tornadoes can travel 100+ miles before they dissipate.
  • Extreme tornadoes can last on the ground for over an hour before they dissipate.
  • Extreme tornadoes can travel hundred plus miles before they dissipate.
  • A tornado to hit Bangladesh in 1989 and killed 1.300+ people making it the deadliest tornado ever.
  • A tornado that forms or travels over water is called a waterspout.
  • Tornadoes in the southern hemisphere usually rotate clockwise.
  • Tornadoes in the northern hemisphere usually rotate counterclockwise.
  • A tornado watch is issued when the conditions are right for the formation of a tornado.
  • A tornado warning is issued when a funnel cloud has been sighted or a meteorologist has detected a tornado using Doppler radar.
  • A basement, storm cellar or underground area is the safest place to be during a tornado.
  • A tornado that forms or travels over water is called waterspout.

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