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2005: A tornado touched down in this Birmingham suburb … Most famously, they wreak havoc across America’s great plains, a region known as Tornado Alley. Is Our Weather Getting Worse? Channel 4 2013
In the UK around 30 tornadoes are reported every year. ibid.
In 2011 record levels of rainfall flooded nearly every continent. The heart of America was torn apart by tornadoes. And Japan’s coastline was devastated by a horrific tsunami. The Year the Earth Went Wild, Channel 4 2011
April ... Tornado Alley: In mid-April nearly two-hundred tornadoes ripped through sixteen American states within the space of just forty-eight hours ... Three hundred and thirty-six tornadoes in less than two days ... Seven hundred and fifty-three tornadoes hit the US in April. ibid.
22nd May a monstrous tornado touches down ... The Joplin Tornado is more than a mile wide. ibid.
Oklahoma is in the middle of what is known as tornado alley. Every year hundreds of twisters tear across the landscape. They’re incredibly dangerous and destructive. And their key feature is that same spinning spiral. Brian Cox, Wonders of the Solar System: Order out of Chaos, BBC 2010
Recently a tornado of epic proportions was discovered in space. The Universe s2e15: Wildest Weather in the Cosmos, History 2008
Predictability: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? Edward N Lorenz, title of paper 29th December 1979
Scientists measured the winds inside it [tornado] at three hundred miles an hour. Wild Weather with Richard Hammond: Wind, BBC 2014
Terror: Smashing and twisting its way across the land, winds in excess of 200 mph, a tornado strikes. In all of nature’s fury there is no wind storm as great or as deadly as the killer tornado. In Search of s3e2 … Tornadoes, 1978
Oklahoma City has been struck 32 times since 1892. ibid.
In 1974, 148 tornadoes killed 300 people and injured 6,000 more across 13 states all in the same day. ibid.
North America: Over 1,000 tornadoes touch down here every year. David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet VI: North America, BBC 2019