Tornado Facts – Interesting Facts About Tornadoes
Facts About Tornado
U.S. suffers most number of tornadoes than any other country in the world.
The deadliest tornado in the U.S. history is the Tri-State Tornado, killing 695 people.
‘Tornado Alley’ is an area which suffers majority of the tornadoes in the U.S.
The deadliest tornado ever recorded in the world claimed around 1300 lives in Bangladesh in 1989, it is called the Daulipur-Salturia Tornado.
The Tri-State Tornado in 1925 that traveled through parts of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois left a path of destruction over 219 miles or 352 km long.
Most tornadoes last only for few minutes.
Tornadoes wind speeds are difficult to measure because the strength of the winds can often damage recording equipment’s.
Texas is hit by the most number of tornadoes with 125 per year, followed by Oklahoma with 57 per year.
On April 3, 1974, the two day “Super Outbreak” of 147 tornadoes is the deadliest outbreak that has taken a toll of 308 lives.
Oklahoma City has been hit by the most number of tornadoes, with a staggering 100 tornadoes.