The tornadoes They are the strongest and most powerful meteorological phenomenon that can be formed on the planet. A planet that, seen from space, would give us the feeling that it is calm, but the truth is that it is not so; at least, not in some regions of the world, such as the United States. Proof of this we have the records that have been left of these cyclones, which can cause significant damage, as well as fatalities.
If you want to know what have been the most devastating tornadoes in history, Do not miss this article.
North America, and especially the United States, has a fairly important history of destructive tornadoes, especially in cities like Mississipi, Oklahoma or Moore. Here are some of them:
- Tornado regina: in the year 1912 a tornado affected the town of Saskatchewan, in Canada. It lasted less than three minutes, but it killed 30 people and destroyed thousands of houses.
- Tri-State Tornado: On March 18, 1925, an EF5 tornado formed in Missouri (USA). It passed through Missouri, southern Illinois and disappeared in Indiana, killing 695 people.
- Talladega Tornado: In 1932, Talladega County (Alabama) formed a Category 4 tornado and destroyed the county, killing XNUMX people.
- Oklahoma tornadoes: May 3, 1999 was a tragic day for Oklahoma. A total of 76 tornadoes touched down that day, one of them being an EF5, which would end up splitting the city in two and killing 44 people.
- Joplin tornado: on May 22, 2011 it destroyed 20% of the city of Joplin (USA) and left 160 dead in addition to countless material damage. It was one of the most destructive in recent United States history.
Tornadoes are potentially destructive phenomena, but there are some that are so attracted to them that they want to get as close as possible to study them thoroughly: they are the storm chaser (or hunted).
Personally, I would love to join you, even if it was only once in a lifetime. But hey, at the moment it is a dream to fulfill.