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What type of damage can tornadoes do?
Question Date: 2016-05-16
Answer 1:

Tornadoes have the potential to do a lot of damage, but it all depends on its strength.

Tornadoes are typically ranked on a scale based on their winds speeds, and the strongest tornadoes have wind speeds that are over 200 miles per hour. Luckily, tornadoes of that size are pretty rare. These strong winds are what cause the most damage and this can range from picking objects up and throwing them around or ripping things apart or out of the ground. A tornado with winds over 200 mph can rip apart houses, pick up cars, and tear trees out of the ground. The weakest strength tornado (with winds 65-85mph) does minimal damage, it might knock down tree branches, peel off roof tiles or tear down gutters.

Answer 2:

Tornadoes can do a huge amount of damage if they are large enough. Winds can blow things away, and if the tornado is strong enough it can move cars, mobile homes, and blow the roofs off of houses!

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