Tornado continues to rage in the U.S. Natural Disasters
This year in the southern states tornado season started earlier than usual, the cause of which was a vast cold front crashed into the soft warm air of the winter weather. As a rule, in the south of the tornado season starts in March and lasts until May, and in the northern states — from late spring to early summer.
February 28, 2012, a cold front came down from the Rocky Mountains in the face of warm, moist air in the Gulf of Mexico and causing the severe weather conditions in the center of the country. Following a number of devastating tornadoes on February 29, which killed 13 people, the events of March 2, 2012 were no less devastating. Tornadoes marched across the South and Midwest in the early morning, accelerating wind gusts up to 320 kilometers per hour, and in the evening repeated storms accompanied by strong winds and hail the size of a tennis ball.
After the events of February 29 the National Weather Service warned the people of Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio tornado hazard until March 3, 2012, exposing the life of 10 million people in danger. Although the population, know about the event, to prepare for it was very difficult.
Powerful storms and tornadoes leveled structure of several states of the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, and destroyed two of the town of Indiana, causing severe unrest in the country. Fire station, school, prison guards, hundreds of homes and office buildings damaged during Friday's events. Dozens injured varying difficulty, and 28 people have died: 14 in Indiana, 12 in Kentucky and two in Ohio. The number of missing is still unknown.
Most affected small town Harrisburg, Illinois, located in the south and has about 9000 inhabitants. After walking around the city at a speed of wind gusts of 270 kilometers per hour, the tornado destroyed the whole of the city and killed six people.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has classified U.S. event March 2, 2012 in the list of the 5 most powerful tornado of the year, when about 37 million people across the country in danger of high and medium levels. National Weather Service of the United States received more than 74 reports of tornadoes in seven states, the number of the week were more than 120.
At the moment, the cyclone moves toward the states of Georgia, Florida, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Maine. Under threat are such cities as Washington, New York, Boston and Philadelphia.