08 May '11, 6am

70 Terrifying water funnels, waterspouts and tornado #photography #natural #storms #science

70 Terrifying water funnels, waterspouts and tornado #photography #natural #storms #science

The tornadoes pictured above are killers. Violent tornadoes make up only 2% of all tornadoes, yet cause 70% of all tornado-related deaths. The violent tornado has a lifetime of more than 1 hour on the ground, destroying everything within its path as the winds reach over 205 mph. Even seeking shelter, some folks do not survive these apocalyptic storms. From the safety of cowering in a basement, the storm still roars like a demon in pain, winds howling, hail pounding, debris thudding against the house. Glass breaks and the roof groans before ripping off as the monster gets into the house. Make no mistake, the tornadoes in the photos violently mass-murdered people as well as destroyed property beyond recognition.

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Tornado Damage near Birmingham, Alabama [image] #NASA

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '11, 6pm

The tornado damage inflicted on Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, was just one part of a tornado track roughly 80.3 miles (129...