Janelly Gomez

We all know what tornadoes are, but in case you do not, tornados are strong winds that can destroy many buildings and structures. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. Tornadoes cause an average of 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year. They differ from very dangerous or not as severe. There are different types of tornadoes as well, for example, some have different names. Some of the most known types of tornados are Rope tornadoes, Cone tornadoes, and Wedge tornadoes. Tornadoes can last minutes but can also last hours and hours. The widest tornado on record is a tornado that occurred in  El Reno, Oklahoma, on May 31, 2013.  It had a width of 2.6 miles which is also 4.2km. Some states get more tornadoes than others. The state that gets the most amount of tornadoes is Mississippi. There are some states that hardly get tornadoes though. A tornado can go about 60 mph at a time. They are very destructive and it is strongly suggested you stay cautious of the weather via the news. Tornados are very tall they can reach up to 1,640 to 4,921 feet or higher. The Statue of Liberty is about the same height as a tornado can be. The deadliest tornado in U.S. history is the Tri-State tornado, this tornado hit on March 18, 1925. The tornado occurred in Missouri and it was very destructive. It went on for over 3 hours and killed over 695 people, also damaging homes.