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Tornado Season Kicks Off Early In Kentucky

March 2, 2011 by  

Tornado season kicks off early in KentuckyPolice in Kentucky have reported that a tornado swept through the Bluegrass State on Feb. 28, destroying three homes and causing major flash floods. According to the National Weather Service, four tornadoes touched down in Western Kentucky late last week.

Although tornado season in the United States typically starts in the spring, dangerously high winds have been reported in areas of the South and Midwest in recent days. Several States have issued tornado advisories.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), tornadoes are nature's most violent storms that can destroy homes and lives in a matter of seconds. These natural disasters can develop rapidly, so residents who live in areas that may be affected by tornadoes should craft a survival plan in the event of an emergency.

FEMA recommends that homeowners have a pre-designated shelter area such as a basement or a storm cellar. If people do not have access to an underground location, they should designate a room or hallway with no windows.

For individuals who find themselves in a trailer, mobile home or vehicle when a tornado strikes, FEMA advises that they immediately exit and find a nearby residence or storm shelter. These modes of transportation, even if tied down to the ground, offer little protection from broken glass and flying debris.

Americans who are outdoors during a tornado should lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression if they can't find shelter. A low, flat location is the best place to avoid debris, which can cause serious injury or death.

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  • http://none Mervyn Cloe

    Weather modification may be the cause of increased incidence of tornadoes and floods. This foolishness needs to stop!

    • 45caliber

      Forget the hype. We’ve always had tornados. And no matter what they tell you, they are no worse now than in the recorded past. They simply want your money.

  • independant thinker

    “Police in Kentucky have reported that a tornado swept through the Bluegrass State on Feb. 28, destroying three homes and causing major flash floods.”

    Perhaps I am being nit-picky but tornados do not cause flash floods because they have very little if any rain in them. The flooding is caused by the associated storm system which can dump massive amounts of water.

  • 45caliber

    Generally tornadoes do not have rain in them. The rain comes first, then it quits for the tornado, and then after it is passed there is additional rain. The first rain is very hard but generally doesn’t last long – but it is possible to get up to 6″ in as little as ten minutes. The trailing rain isn’t as hard but can dump as much as a foot more.

    If you are in a house, despite what some “experts” say, keep at least one window cracked. Particularly if it is a trailer house. I know of a man when I was a boy, who closed his windows. The instant that the last window was closed, the trailer exploded. (By miracle, he wasn’t harmed.) The tornado creates a very low pressure outside the house and if house does not have a way to release air the pressure inside will cause it to explode. Sometimes it will anyway.

    A tornado can do odd things. I’ve seen pine needles blown clear through the trunk of a tree. I’ve seen a house demolished but a can on the stack of a tractor sitting ten feet from it was still in place. I’ve seen a stick go clear through a house as if it was a bullet. I’ve seen a closed storm shelter popped out of the ground and demolished while the house wasn’t touched. (I will admit it is still safer in a storm shelter.) I have NOT seen a semi picked up and set down somewhere else. Generally they are tumbled until they come to pieces. I know of a man after a tornado who saw a bird walking down a street without a feather on it but otherwise unharmed.

    These are very dangerous and you do not have time to plan what to do after you realize it is coming. Generally you won’t know it is close until less than five minutes before it hits. Get ready early.

  • Moonsi

    Dear people,

    We have been sprayed on since 2/14. Planes-4-5 of them have been doing so regularly in our city. I told a few to take caution. Coughing, throat itching, asthma are on the rise, and people don’t know why. They assume it’s the allergy season, but flowers are not around. What a buch of sheep ! We have to take so many precaution in order to breath. Some have lost their voice, and others have to change atibiotics. The chemicles are barium. aluminum, strontium=poison to the population! Be concern, because it’s an excuse of geoengineering=depopulation.

    • 45caliber

      You get alergies from a lot more than flowers. Trust me, I’m alergic to almost everything. A lot of pollens are in the air right now. In fact, the worst time for that is in the fall after the flowers have basically died off. I won’t say you are wrong about the spray but you are wrong about the pollens.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        45caliber,
        Leaf mold is VERY rampant right now!! It won’t kill you, but it will make you damn miserable!!!

  • http://www.justinbieberstrine.com geneva howard

    the things that you guys get like that pics and passages that you wright are just so interesting i watch the news every night and every morning just to find out if you guys found anything interesting about tornado’s i am only 15 years old but i have always had the interest in tornado’s ever since i was little my favorite show is storm chasers and i just wanted to say thanks for al that you guys have done.

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