What The Tornado That Struck Houston In January Teaches Us About Tornado Safety In Texas

The wreckage of a building destroyed by a tornado

The 2023 Houston tornado caused great destruction in its wake. There were collapsed buildings, blocked roads, stranded motorists, and about 88000 people lost power. Tornadoes are natural disasters that will always leave us a little bit helpless in predicting them or escaping damage, even with the best-built tornado shelters. However, there are still ways to minimize damage […]

What Causes Tornadoes and Why Are They So Dangerous?

A newly forming tornado in Texas

Texas has more than its fair share of dramatic weather. Sometimes it’s majestic and beautiful, but sometimes it’s just scary. One weather event that’s particularly prevalent in Texas and slides most easily into the scary category is the widely feared tornado. These storms are so intense that many build dedicated safe rooms in their homes to keep […]

Signs of a Tornado

Signs of a Tornado

Tornadoes are deadly, so it is important to know the signs. Here are a few signs of Tornado:

A Quick Guide to Surviving a Tornado

A tornado in a field

A tornado is a column of air that extends from thunderstorms and rotates violently. While they can develop anywhere, they are particularly dangerous in North America. Every year, approximately 1,000 tornadoes strike the United States, killing 80 people, injuring 1,500 people, and causing billions of dollars in damage. Tornadoes can be terrifying, especially if you don’t know […]

Survive an F5 Tornado: Choose a Go-To Shelter in Your House

A storm struck a building

Your and your family’s safety is important in a time of extreme weather crisis. Do you have a go-to place in the house in case a tornado or severe hurricane strikes? To survive a tornado as violent as F5, National Weather Service (NWS) recommends an underground or lowest place possible at your home or building. […]

Why Tornadoes are So Difficult to Predict and Understand

unpredictable and dangerous

Tornadoes are vertical columns of air that are generated in supercell storms and come in contact with the ground. They are classified as weather events and often minuscule compared to other more universal events, making them highly specific in their nature.