Spring arrives every year and along with the warmer weather comes the possibility of dangerous weather to include flooding.
A Few Facts
Floods are one of the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, and more than half of all flood victims were in a vehicle that was swept away by floodwaters.
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The facts are tornadoes cause an average of 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year. Tornadoes can have rotating winds of more than 250 mph. Tornadoes can be a mile wide in some instances and some have stayed on the ground for over 50 miles (Missouri Storm Aware).
- The average tornado moves Southwest to Northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction
- “Tornado Alley” is a nickname given to an area in the southern plains of the central U.S. that regularly experiences a high number of tornadoes each year
- Tornadoes in this area typically happen in late spring and sporadically in the early fall
- Tornados typically follow a severe thunderstorm