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51,615. 2005: a tornado touched down in this Birmingham suburb … Most famously, they wreak havoc across America’s great planes, a region known as Tornado Alley. (Weather & Tornado) Is Our Weather Getting Worse? Channel 4 2013
51,616. In the UK around 30 tornados are reported every year. (Weather & Tornado) ibid.
51,620. 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. (Weather & Tornado & Rain & Tsunami) The Year the Earth Went Wild
51,624. 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. (Weather & Tornado) ibid.
51,625. May: 22nd May a monstrous tornado touches down ... The Joplin Tornado is more than a mile wide. (Weather & Tornado) ibid.
83,895. 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. (Oklahoma & Tornado) Professor Brian Cox, Wonders of the Solar System: Order out of Chaos
91,482. Recently a tornado of epic proportions was discovered in space. The Universe: Wildest Weather in the Cosmos
91,483. Predictability: does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? Edward N Lorenz, paper 29th December 1979
93,113. Scientists measured the winds inside it [tornado] at three hundred miles an hour. (Weather & Tornado) Wild Weather with Richard Hammond: Wind, BBC 2014
129,393. 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. (Tornado & Oklahoma) In Search of s3e2 … Tornadoes, 1978
129,394. Oklahoma City has been struck 32 times since 1892. (Tornado & Oklahoma) ibid.
129,395. In 1974, 148 tornadoes killed 300 people and injured 6,000 more across 13 states all in the same day. ibid.
132,111. North America: Over 1,000 tornadoes touch down here every year. (Earth & World & Animals & Tornado) David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet VI: North America, BBC 2019