not affecting as large an area as a hurricane, a tornado generally has
wind speed and does more extensive damage.
On the average, Texas
experiences 124 tornados, 10 tornado related deaths, 124 injuries and
million in damages annually. Since tornadoes often are spawned by
they have the potential of impacting already damaged structures and
during extremely critical times. The
coalition will hasten the development of safer structures that provide
refuge, more storm-resistant power and communication systems, and
systems for educating and warning people of approaching tornadoes.