Tornadoes - | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

  • What is a tornado?

    A tornado is a violently rotating column or air in contact with the ground. When the column of air is not in contact with the ground, it is called a funnel cloud. A tornado in contact with a water surfaceMore >>
  • What is the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?

    TORNADO TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW TORNADO WATCH -- The formation of tornadoes is possible within and near the watch area. TORNADO WARNING -- A tornado has been spotted on the ground or by Doppler radar.More >>
  • What should I do to stay safe during a tornado?

    WHAT SHOULD I DO TO STAY SAFE DURING A TORNADO? IN YOUR HOME Go to a basement or interior room on the lowest floor. A small windowless bathroom or central closet is a good place if you do not have More >>
  • Tornado Danger Signs

    Tornadoes often develop very rapidly, so advance warning of these devastating storms is not always possible. Here is a list of things to look out for that could indicate a tornado is nearyby: Dark, More >>
  • Tornado Facts

    TORNADO FACTS A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of destoying homes and vehicles and can cause fatalities. Tornadoes More >>
  • What causes tornadoes?

    Thunderstorms develop in warm, moist air in advance of eastward-moving cold fronts. These thunderstorms often produce large hail, strong winds, and tornadoes. Tornadoes in the winter and early springMore >>
  • How do tornaodes form?

    Before thunderstorms develop, a change in wind direction and an increase in wind speed with increasing height creates an invisible, horizontal spinning effect in the lower atmosphere. Rising air withinMore >>
  • Deep East Texas Tornado Data (1996-2001)

  • What do I do after a tornado?

    What do I do after a tornado stikes? Help injured or trapped persons. Give first aid where needed. Do not move seriously injured people unless they are in immediate danger of further injury. StayMore >>
  • Tornado Myths

    MYTH: Areas near rivers, lakes, and mountains are safe from tornadoes. FACT: No place is safe from tornadoes. In the late 1980s, a tornado swept through Yellowstone National Park leaving a path of destructionMore >>
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