Tornado Facts – Interesting Facts About Tornadoes

Amazing Tornado Facts

The most deadly tornadoes occur from supercells.

There are small tornadoes called dust devils, they can be less than 30 feet high and 10 feet wide.

Tornadoes have high wind speeds than hurricanes, but they cause damage over small areas relatively because of their size.

Tornado winds are believed to pluck off the feathers of chickens.

People who live in mobile homes are more at risk of tornado related fatalities.

$7.68 billion was the average yearly cost for tornado damage between 1993 and 2012.

Tornadoes can be measured by three scales – Fujita Scales, Enhanced Fujita Scale, and TORRO scale or T-scale.

The costliest tornado was around $2.8 billion in Joplin, Mo., in 2011.

95% tornadoes in US occur in Tornado Alley.

Tornado Alley is located in the Great Plains i.e. from Minnesota to Texas.

When the temperature is so high creating bush fires, it may lead to a Fire Tornado, and Australia has witnessed one such tornado.