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Old 05-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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So over the last week I've heard a lot about cyclones and tornadoes in America. I hope that members here who are in USA are ok..
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Children among dead as massive tornado smashes Oklahoma City | News.com.au
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What is actually the difference between a cyclone and a tornado? Or a hurricane? Are these just the same with different regional names (like typhoons in Asia) or has it something to do with their strength and size?

And yes, I hope everybody over there is safe and well.
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How Are Hurricanes Cyclones and Tornados Different? | Big Site of Amazing Facts

The devastation is incredible. The kids at the school didn't stand a chance. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.
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The devastation is incredible. The kids at the school didn't stand a chance. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.
I was watching the news coverage and its just devastating and seeing what damage has been caused. America has had so many disasters this year, Hurricanes, floods, cyclones and a tornado, In Bangladesh I think there was a tsunami.
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What is actually the difference between a cyclone and a tornado? Or a hurricane? Are these just the same with different regional names (like typhoons in Asia) or has it something to do with their strength and size?

And yes, I hope everybody over there is safe and well.
A cyclone and a hurricane are the same thing. Tornadoes are different.
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What is actually the difference between a cyclone and a tornado? Or a hurricane? Are these just the same with different regional names (like typhoons in Asia) or has it something to do with their strength and size?

And yes, I hope everybody over there is safe and well.
I'd rather experience a cyclone or hurricane, not a tornado.
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I agree. Hurricanes you know days in advance. Tornados you may get a few minutes if you're lucky.
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Oh okay. Thanks for clearing this up and thanks for the link.

Fortunately in central Europe we have none of these.
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