By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Preparedness for a tornado.
During many months of the year, a large portion of the United States is at risk for tornadoes – as evidenced in the map above which shows tornado tracks from 1950 through 2011.
Given the potentially massive destructive power of a tornado, the best preparedness is that of awareness (more about this later…).
As you all know, the destruction of a tornado is narrowly focused in a swath as it cuts across the earth for several minutes or even a half-hour or more… mostly in a fairly straight line with some zigs and zags.
However the width of the swath may vary from say a hundred feet, to as much as a mile wide! And a tornado can ‘grow’ very quickly…