Illustration for article titled The Destructive Path of a Tornado

Last week, more than 150 tornadoes ripped through the Southern United States killing many. Satellite images have captured images of the tornadoes' tracks and in this particular image, you can clearly see it zipping diagonally across the screen.

The tornado whisked by Griffin, Georgia and was on the ground for around 25 minutes. The tornado was half a mile wide and its entire path lasted around 20 miles. It was classified as an EF3 tornado with winds of about 140 mph. This particular tornado didn't do as much destruction as the others but it's still unbelievably scary. How do you avoid something that wide and that fast. [PhysOrg]


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