• Office of Emergency Management
    1500 Marilla St.,
    L2AN
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    Phone: (214) 670-4275
    Fax: (214) 670-4677

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    ​​​Tornadoes

    Tornadoes appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds extending to the ground from thunderstorms. Winds associated with tornadoes can range from about 40 mph to over 250 mph. Damage paths can exceed a mile wide and 50 miles long.


    Tornadoes can occur anywhere at any time - often near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm, often with​​ clear skies behind them. 


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