Just because it’s Fall does not mean we are out of the woods for Severe Weather. Mother Nature knows no boundaries and does not discriminate — but that doesn’t mean we wave the white flag and surrender to nature’s whim. Now is the time to Be Prepared!
Planning what to do BEFORE a disaster strikes is teh best protection for you and your family.Your family is unique – so your emergency kit should be too!
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The recent outbreak of tornadoes has left behind devastation through the Midwest and Southeast. Over the last 20 years, the average number of tornadoes for the first three months of the year is 144. There have been 306 tornadoes reported for the first 70 days of 2012 – with 16 days still remaining!
2012 Tornado Figures from Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety:
- There have been 306 preliminary reports of tornadoes through the first 70 days of 2012.
- The 20-year average for the first three months of the year is 144 tornadoes. There is still 20 days until a full three months.
- 20 different states have been impacted by tornadoes in 2012.
- Kentucky has had the most tornadoes in 2012 with 39 tornadoes.
- Kentucky has already seen 186% of its 20-year (1991-2010) annual average of 21 tornadoes.
- The death toll in Kentucky has reached 23
- Alabama is second with 27 tornadoes
- There have been 54 tornado related fatalities in 2012
- Since 1951, there have been 33 years in which at least that many occurred in the USA, but only three years during which that number occurred by the 3rd of March
- Insured losses from the series of tornado outbreaks from February 28 to March 3 are estimated to reach up to $2 Billion
Tornadoes can have devastating effects on homes, businesses, and communities as a whole. The tornado guide infographic below includes facts, safety tips and information about tornadoes such as how tornadoes form, types of tornadoes, tornado safety and the top 10 deadliest and most destructive tornadoes in history.
Infographic by BuildingsGuide.com, a metal building kit and steel building resource.
Tornadoes have been on the minds of many Americans with the recent occurrences of multiple devastating storms throughout the US. Mother Nature is not wasting any time in getting an early start on the tornado season, as she sets the stage for what to expect in 2012.
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent, powerful storms. This infographic shows just how much energy and power are in these destructive storms, and the role the EF scale plays in determining the strength of a tornado.