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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week — Cleaning Up (Tornadoes)


NOAA's Storm Prediction Center estimates that about 1300 tornadoes occur in the United States each year, give or take a few hundred.  Some storms are brief and weak, while others are extremely destructive, threatening life and property.  Once the storms are over, home and business owners may face additional health and safety risks as they assess damage to structures and begin clean-up activities.

Viewer Tip:  Keep these tips in mind to stay safe if tornado damage has occurred where you live.

Learn more about tornadoes, preparedness and clean-up from the American Red Cross.

For more weather and environment tips, visit Earth Gauge!

(Sources: NOAA Storm Prediction Center. “The Online Tornado FAQ.”; American Red Cross.)