1. Tornadoes
  2. Wildfires
  3. Floods
  4. Winter Storms
  5. Earthquakes

Tornadoes are the most violent of nature's storms.

  • Most tornadoes have winds under 110 miles per hour (mph) but they are capable of producing winds up to 300 mph.
  • The damage paths of tornadoes can be up to a mile wide and 50 miles long.
  • Tornado season is March through August but a tornado can occur any time of year.
  • Advance preparation is vital to survival. Stay alert and seek information about incoming storms through use of a NOAA Weather Radio or local news channel. However, it is not uncommon for a tornado to occur quickly, leaving little or no time for public warning.