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KWSW-Tornadoes and Thunderstorms

tornado1Today’s focus for Kids Weather Survival Week are severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Did you know that Florida has the greatest number of thunderstorms and the 4th highest number of tornado touchdowns in the country?

Florida averages over 70 thundertorm days per year, in some areas of Florida reaching over 80 thunderstorm days! Hazards within thunderstorms include: lightning, hail, gusty winds, heavy rains that may cause flooding, and torndoes. Having a NOAA All Hazards radio on hand is the best way to stay informed about tornadoes!

In addition to learning about severe weather Florida faces, there will also be a Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for today. The Statewide Drill is a great way for schools and children to learn and exercise their disaster plans!

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This entry was posted on February 4, 2009 by in Preparedness.

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