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Tornadoes

What damage can a tornado cause?

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February 02, 2011 3:31PM

They can cause,

  1. EF0 minor to no damage
  2. EF1 moderate damage
  3. EF2 considerable damage
  4. EF3 severe damage
  5. EF4 devastating damage
  6. EF5 incredible damage

It depends on the how strong the tornado is. Weak (F0 and F1) tornadoes mostly cause mild to severe roof damage, smash windows, break tree limbs and topple some trees.

Strong tornadoes (F2 and F3) can tear roofs and even walls from well built houses, obliterate trailers, rip trees out of the ground.

Violent tornadoes (F4 and F5) completely destroy most buildings, strip the bark from trees, and even tear asphalt from roads.