You see houses a hundred years old standing in areas where tornadoes occur a number of times a year.
Tornadoes are also a not infrequent infliction, least common in the west.
More than eight or ten years rarely pass without tornadoes or hurricanes of local severity at least.
Tornadoes are not unknown, and local hail storms are frequent in the summer, but do little damage.
There were border wars with rebellious savage tribes, attacks made by Chinese pirates seeking plunder or refuge, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornadoes and the periodical visits of marauders from the southern islands.
Light hailstorms are not uncommon, but tornadoes are unknown in the state.
Although of reduced strength in the summer, they still suffice to dominate weather changes; it is during the approach of a low pressure centre that hot southerly winds prevail; they sometimes reach so high a temperature as to wither and blight the grain crops; and it is almost exclusively in connection with the cloudy areas near and south-east of these cyclonic centres that violent thunderstorms, with their occasional destructive whirling tornadoes, are formed.
It is also exposed to the dangerous Papagayos tornadoes, caused by the prevailing north-easterly winds meeting opposite currents from the Pacific. It is drained on the south by the San Juan river, which flows generally east by south to the Caribbean Sea.
The climate of the coast district is hot, moist and unhealthy, with a season of heavy rain lasting from May to November, during which time variable winds, calms and tornadoes succeed one another.
It was occasionally styled the Windy or Windward coast, from the frequency of short but furious tornadoes throughout the year.
Many of the public buildings, including the college, suffered severely from the earthquake of the 12th of June 1897; and great damage was done by tornadoes in April of 1888 and 1902.
Such calamities are, however, uncommon, and the belief that Nebraska is often visited by tornadoes is erroneous.
During the dry season, when the climate is very much like that of the West Indies, there occur terrible tornadoes and long periods of the harmattan - a north-east wind, dry and desiccating, and carrying with it from the Sahara clouds of fine dust, which sailors designate "smokes."
Tornadoes are spectacular to watch, but their destructive power is immense.
The forms of these flocculi show that all sun-spots are vortical in nature, and are probably analogous to terrestrial cyclones or tornadoes.
The northern part is a land of tornadoes.
Missouri lies very frequently in the dangerous quadrant of the great cyclonic storms passing over the Mississippi valley - indeed, northern Missouri, lies in the area of maximum frequency of tornadoes.
All sections of the state are subject to tornadoes.
spawned several tornadoes, killing one person and injuring several.
The storms, many of which spawned tornadoes, ripped off roofs, smashed homes and left many without power.
Environment: Mars ' destructive temper may produce tornadoes, explosions, high winds or flooding.
However, some storms, including tornadoes, still cannot be forecast accurately.
Several tornadoes occur every year in the Czech Republic.
tornadoes path can be very selective, destroying homes directly in it path, while neighboring ones are untouched.
In tornadoes, such as that at St Louis in 1896, it has been calculated, from the stability of structures overturned, that pressures of 45 to 90 lb per sq.
The same storm spawned several tornadoes, killing one person and injuring several.
A tornadoes path can be very selective, destroying homes directly in it path, while neighboring ones are untouched.
Operation Fresh Start - This great organization is dedicated to rebuilding more sustainable communities in the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes.
Tornadoes, hurricanes and strong winds are responsible for a large portion of air pollution.
It was one of two schools in Alabama that was destroyed by a series of tornadoes March 1, 2007.
On April 5, 2007, Alabama Governor Bob Riley signed a bill that would appropriate $32 million to rebuild the schools leveled by the tornadoes -- Enterprise High School and Hillcrest Elementary School.
A tornado watch means that there is the possibility of a tornado, or multiple tornadoes, occurring in the area.
For home use, in case of a power outage or other emergency situation like tornadoes or hurricanes, you may appreciate having a weather radio so you know what is going on.
Natural disasters occur everywhere, from floods in the Midwest, tornadoes in the central belt, earthquakes in California, to volcanic eruptions in the Pacific Northwest.
Others include natural disasters, such as lightning, tornadoes, and flooding.
Some fans of the show believe the only reason she was eliminated rather than LaToya London is because of an outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the area surrounding Hudson's hometown of Chicago.
The TIV can drive approximately 500 miles on a single tank of gas and can drive into tornadoes up to EF3 in strength and was designed by filmmaker Sean Casey for the purpose of filming inside of a tornado.
On the show it is used for both filming inside tornadoes and for taking measurements inside of tornadoes.
He chases storms in the hopes of collecting data about tornadoes that he can use to learn how to better predict tornadoes, so earlier and more accurate tornado warnings can be issued.
Sean Casey - Casey is a documentary filmmaker by trade who designed the TIV so he can take footage for IMAX films about tornadoes.
He is the one who typically rides the TIV into tornadoes.
Viewers can also call in and leave a voice message detailing their own experiences with tornadoes.
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