Consequences of Tornadoes on Structures


Tornado and the safety measures against it

Tornadoes are one of nature's most powerful and destructive forces. Here's some advice on how to prepare for a tornado and what to do if you're caught in a twister's path.
Safety Tips
1. Prepare for tornadoes by gathering emergency supplies including food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gasoline.
2. When a tornado approaches, anyone in its path should take shelter indoorspreferably in a basement or an interior first-floor room or hallway.
3.  Avoid windows and seek additional protection by getting underneath large, solid pieces of furniture.
4. Avoid automobiles and mobile homes, which provide almost no protection from tornadoes.
5.Those caught outside should lie flat in a depression or on other low ground and wait for the storm to pass.


Effects of cyclones

Effects of cyclones:
1. Cyclones are very destructive. Sometimes, the life of the people of cyclone-hit areas gets totally changed.
2. They cause large scale deaths.
3. Ocean tides inundate the inland water bodies and make them salty.
4. Crops get totally destroyed.
5. Transport links, electricity supply and the daily life of the people get affected badly.
6. Cyclone-hit areas suffer from infectious diseases, leading to huge casualties.


Preventive measures of cyclones

1. Evacuation of people from low-lying areas.
2. Ready to keep generators, boats, helicopters and other transport facilities.
3. Re-routing trains and buses from the cyclone-prone areas.
4. Ready to keep the army battalions ready.
5. Ready to keep food, potable water and clothes.
6. Ready to keep medicines and medical facilities.