Tornadoes can be some of the most devastating natural disasters, especially when they strike where people are not prepared. Tornados can occur spontaneously under the right weather conditions and aren’t always characterized by the typical funnel shaped cloud. Still, when a tornado strikes, being prepared is the key to survival. Tornadoes occur more often in the United States than in any other country, so Americans need to be extra learned in proper tornado procedure1
. They claim hundreds of lives each2
year , most often to those caught unprepared in their deadly paths.
January 3, 1952—Fire Marshal Thomas J. Connaven points to new Exit and Stairway signs in a tuberculosis sanatorium.