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TornadoesTornadoes — Useful Links and ResourcesUseful links about tornadoes and lightningFacts About TornadoesTwisters, cyclones, waterspouts, whatever you might know them as – tornadoes are the Earth's most violent storms. Here is a definition of tornadoes plus links to Web sites to learn more.When a Tornado Watch or Warning Is IssuedBe safe, be smart. A WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area. A WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area.Creating a Tornado Emergency PlanPlan now so you and your family will be safe.

Tornadoes — Useful Links and Resources

Government and State Resources

Lightning Safety
Check out the National Weather Service's Lightning Safety site to learn more safety tips, stories, activities and facts about lightning. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas.

NOAA Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale
A site explaining the Fujita Scale from F0-F5. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.

Ready.gov--Readiness U for Kids
A tutorial program for kids from the Department of Homeland Security. Includes tips on creating an emergency kit, plan and information on natural events. Also has games and activities to help learn the information. The Department of Homeland Security leverages resources within Federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.

Tornadoes
Questions and answers about tornadoes. The National Severe Storms Laboratory is a part of the NOAA. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.

TornadoesTornadoes — Useful Links and ResourcesUseful links about tornadoes and lightningFacts About TornadoesTwisters, cyclones, waterspouts, whatever you might know them as – tornadoes are the Earth's most violent storms. Here is a definition of tornadoes plus links to Web sites to learn more.When a Tornado Watch or Warning Is IssuedBe safe, be smart. A WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area. A WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area.Creating a Tornado Emergency PlanPlan now so you and your family will be safe.