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The Fujita Scale


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Famous Tornadoes
Famous tornadoes are hard to describe. Does the death toll make a tornado famous? What about wind speed? Or the target of a tornado? Each and every natural disaster that occurs is infamous for a variety of reasons.

Tornadoes of the more distant past are hard to verify. Records of tornadoes exist, but the accuracy of those records remains a bit shaky. Part of the problem is that the existence of a tornado needed to be verified by sight in the past. One of the oldest tornado photos was taken in South Dakota in 1884. Now imagine if no one was around to photograph the tornado. The unpredictability of tornadoes means they do not necessarily land where anyone will see them.

If you have a tornado story to tell, photos of tornado damages, or other information on famous tornadoes, leave your comments on the tornado forum pages.

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