National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Season 3 Episode 17

Tornado Outbreak

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 02, 2007 on National Geographic
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Tornado Outbreak
Over five thousand more are injured and tens of thousands of homes and buildings are destroyed in the worst tornado outbreak in U.S. history. Meteorologists struggle to make sense of the disaster. How could a storm have produced so many tornadoes? Why did some tornadoes cause total devastation in some areas, while barely touching others? Professor Tetsuya Ted' Fujita, from the University of Chicago, aka Mr. Tornado' - embarks on one of the most ambitious surveys of storm destruction ever undertaken.moreless

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