Storm Damage – 3 Crazy Facts About Tornadoes

3 Crazy Facts About Tornadoes


While tornado season is a bit down the line, one can never be too prepared for a touchdown! In Middle Tennessee and across the region, we’ve had our fair share of experiences with those pesky tornadoes. Did you know these facts about those crazy cyclones?

There’s A Ridiculously Small Chance for a T5 Tornado

Did you know that a T5 tornado, the strongest possible tornado on the F-scale, has a less than 0.1% chance of happening? While we should always be weary of tornados, as each classification is powerful, there is a miniscule chance of a T5 tornado happening in our area.

The United States of America Has the Most Tornadoes

3 out of every 4 tornadoes occur in the United States of America. Do you know what states experience the most tornadoes in our country? The answer is:

  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Kansas

In fact, a tornado in Oklahoma completely destroyed a motel, and the motel sign ended up all the way in Arkansas!

How Far Can Tornadoes Travel?

Tornadoes can definitely carry and make up some great distance! Many tornadoes have been known to travel over 100 miles. If you see a tornado traveling quickly towards you, seek shelter immediately!

Protect Your Home From Tornadoes

While there’s only so much you can do to protect your Middle Tennessee home from a twister, you can be proactive after the fact. If your home experienced significant damage after a storm or tornado, the professional restoration team at Farrer Construction knows exactly what to do to make sure your house looks like new again.

In addition, we work directly with your insurance company to guarantee that you get the restoration services you deserve! Call us today to learn more about our Storm/Wind Damage Restoration services available to homeowners like you.