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                                                Tornado Resources 

 

 

Department of Homeland Security—

Tornadoes
https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes
 

National Weather Service—Tornado Safety
https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado


FEMA—Know the Facts: Tornadoes
Fact sheet about tornadoes, including what to do before, during and after a tornado event. Also, links to other types of natural disasters.
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/a4ec63524f9fd1fa5d72be63bd6b29cf/FEMA_FS_tornado_508_8-15-13.pdf

 

FEMA—Fact Sheet-Tornadoes
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1622-20490-7783/tornadoesfactsheet_final.pdf


FEMA—Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business
Downloadable informational sheets about how to stay safe in a tornado.
https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1418917310499-890993170f74d917b872dcbe83d7a688/FEMA_L233_TakingShelter_2014_508.pdf


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—Tornado safety infographic
Downloadable pdf “Be Ready! Tornadoes”.
https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/documents/beready_tornado042014.pdf


UCAR-Center for Science Education—Tornadoes
Good description of tornado formation and the ER scale that categories tornado strength.
https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/tornadoes


UCAR-Center for Science Education—How Tornadoes Form
Good explanation of how tornadoes form.
https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/how-tornadoes-form


NOAA  National Severe Storm Laboratory-Learning Resources for Students
Links to a variety of coloring books, trading cards, word finds, activities and maze sheets about severe weather events.
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/students/

 

NOAA—Weather Friend Trading Cards
Downloadable .zip file of set of printable images and information.
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/students/wxfriendscards/

 

NOAA-The National Severe Storms Laboratory-

Severe Weather 101: Tornado Basics
Lots of great information about tornadoes and

links to much more!
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101

/tornadoes/

                                                                                               Image: An EF 4 tornado touches down in Illinois.


ThoughtCo.—Which is Worse, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, or Hurricanes?
Good explanation of what causes thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes and a chart that compares the three concerning scale, elements, season, time of day, location, duration, storm speed, size, strength, hazards, and life cycle.
https://www.thoughtco.com/thunderstorm-vs-tornado-vs-hurricane-3444281

 

National Geographic—Video—Tornadoes 101
5:16 minute video about tornadoes. Great images and explanation about how tornadoes form.
https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/101-videos/0000016c-b639-d50e-adfc-f67b96f10000?source=relatedvideo


WeatherWizKids—Tornadoes
Easy-to-read information about tornadoes with great interactive graphics and diagrams. Information includes topics such as What is a tornado?, How do tornadoes form?, What do tornadoes look like?, What is a funnel cloud?, What is a supercell tornado?, What is a mesocyclone?, What is a microburst?, What is a waterspout? and much more.
https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-tornado.htm

 

 

 

 

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