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Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale for Tornado Damage

The Enhanced Fujita scale (EF-Scale) rates the intensity of tornadoes in the United States and Canada based on the damage they cause

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Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. This page provides information on what to do before, during, and after a tornado.

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CDC: Tornadoes

Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.

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Red Cross: Tornado Safety

Tornadoes are violent and capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air. Although severe tornadoes are more common in the Plains States, tornadoes have been reported in every state.

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