Common tornado myths busted

POSTED: 09:26 AM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 02:10 PM PDT May 22, 2013 

The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma has left many questioning what they thought they knew about how the powerful natural disasters. Here are the most common tornado myths debunked.

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Mobile homes can be severely damaged even by weak tornadoes, which tend to cause only minor damage to most other kinds of dwellings. If the mobile home is not tied down, it is vulnerable even to the winds of a not-quite severe thunderstorm, since such a building can be flipped over by winds around 50 mph.


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