Tornado Survival, Facts and Tips



Tornado Survival, Tornato Facts & Tornado Tips and Tornado Information

Tornadoes are rotating columns of air that touch the ground, which are brought on by large severe thunderstorms.  On average there is at least 1000 tornadoes every year in the United States alone and have occurred in 48 Continental States.  They can occur and cause severe damage, injuries and deaths, at any time of the year, although in the Southern States, peak tornado season is March through May, while peak season for Northern States is the summer.  The strongest and most violent of tornadoes generally pass through South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

Tornado Facts

Tornadoes are Nature’s Most Destructive Force and 1000 Touch down every year (100-200 being severe tornadoes) in the US alone, they are more common to occur in the US and the most noticeable being Tornado Alley.

Out of 10,000 Thunderstorms per year in the US, 1000 will turn into Tornadoes and Tornadoes cause approximately, 70 fatalities and 1000 injuries each year. They produce winds from 250 mph – 320 mph, can be as wide as a mile and stay on the ground for over 50 miles and for as long 3 hours.

Tornado Tips

Our chances of surviving a tornado can greatly increase, if you plan and prepare for emergencies!  Tornadoes cause the most damage after they have touched down, normally a tornado touch down will last on an average of 20 minutes or so, but can touch down many times, in many locations.  The 3 most common causes of fatalities due to Tornado are; collapsing buildings, hit by flying objects and try to escape or outrun the tornado by vehicle.

With the weather changing so quickly and storms and natural disasters happening everywhere, we don’t always have the time to prepare and plan for evacuation or survival.  A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable and to take the necessary precautions.  Tornadoes are most likely to happen in the late afternoon on a hot spring day, however they have occurred at all times, day or night.

Tornado Scale 

F0 (Gale Tornado) 40–70mph winds, could cause minor damage to sign boards, uproot small plants and break tree branches.

F1 (Mild-Moderate Tornado) 73-112mph winds, can push over mobile homes or even cars and  move other heavy objects around.

F2 (Significant Tornado) 113-157 mph winds, can snap trees in half and even uproot some and turn over train cars.

F3 (Severe Tornado) 158-206 mph winds, can tear walls and roofs right off  some well structured homes, uproot most trees, lift heavy cars and other objects right off the ground for a bit.

F4 (Devastating Tornado) 207-260 mph winds, can level well constructed homes, throw cars and heavy debris.

F5 (Incredible Tornado) 261+mph winds, causes major damage, homes destroyed, roads turned upside down, etc…

A tornado warning presents an immediate threat and is issued when a tornado has been spotted visually or on the weather radar.

Tornado Survival

FEMA Tornado Advisory:

 1. Go at once to the basement, storm cellar or lowest level of a building.

2. If no basement, go to an inner hallway or smaller inner room without windows, such as a closet or the bathroom.  If possible cover your body with a small mattress or blankets.  Put as many walls between you and the outdoors as possible.

3. Stay away from all windows and DO NOT open them for any reason; keep everything shut tight and locked.

4. Retreat to the middle of a room, as room corners tend to attract debris.

5. Hide under sturdy or heavy furniture, such as; work bench, heavy table or desk and hold on.

6. Use your arms to protect your face, head and neck.

7. In a department store, get against heavy shelving or counters.  In a theater, under the seats and remember to protect your head.

8. Avoid vehicles and treed areas

 If you are in a vehicle during a tornado, stop and find a safe place to hide, if this is not possible, duck down in the lowest place you can find, such as; a ditch or gulley.

Do NOT find refuge under a bridge or overpass as many people have died because it acts as a wind tunnel, attracting the strong winds and flying debris.

REMEMBER it is established it may take up to 72 hours for help to arrive so make sure you have 3 days rations and it may take up to a week or more for power to be restored in some places so ALWAYS have your Bee Pro Survival Tins & Bee Pro Survival Matches on hand at all times.

The Unique & Original design of the Bee Pro Bees Wax Survival Torch/Candle was specifically designed for multiple survival purposes and survival uses, such as; Natural Disasters, Emergencies, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Severe storms, Power Outages, Winter Survival & Wilderness Survival, Emergency/Disaster/Survival Kits and should be kept in ALL; homes, cabins, RVs, storm cellars, vehicles, offices, schools, businesses, 4x4’s, snowmobiles & backpacks.  These Essential Multi Survival Tools will assist you in the time of crisis with critical light & warmth (1 torch will light up an entire room) and security and Beeswax is the only fuel known to modern science to burn at temperatures of 60° below 0 (butane lighters are unreliable).  Bee Pro Beeswax Survival Torches and Survival Matches are impervious to water, resists mildew, and do not melt in the sun, the torches will heat food, boil & sterilize water, act as a rescue signal, ward off unwanted wildlife, provide security and also when beeswax is burned it will release negative ions into the air, which will trap and neutralize bacteria, viruses, dust and pollen in the air, providing you with clean air.  What other Survival Tool can do all these things?

The Bee Pro Beeswax Survival Torch/Candle and Bee Pro Beeswax Dipped Survival Matches are not only Essential Survival Tools, but the Torch/Candle can also be used right in your fireplace (in or outdoor), patio, garden, RV, Motorhome, or Cabin and when you have a Citronella Torch/Candle you will no longer have to deal with those pesky insects and bugs.  This multi purpose torch/candle comes in sturdy aluminum tins with lids, they are hand-crafted, environmentally friendly, reusable or refillable with our easy Bee Pro Torch Refills will pop right into your torch tin and all Torches/Candles are Chemical, Toxin, Metal & Tin Free and are safe to burn in small enclosures unlike paraffin wax candles, which when burned releases carcinogens that are harmful.  These are NOT regular candles & should not be considered as one, each torch wick is 8X hotter and brighter per wick than the average candles, designed to burn evenly and maintain wick usability.  They are used by outdoor adventurists, hikers, skiers, snowmobilers, mountain climbers, cross country, lodges, chalets, fishermen, survivalists, wilderness, bushcraft, hunters, off roaders, travelers, military, watercraft, vehicles, RVs, motorhomes, campers, quads, 4x4’s, cabins and fishing shacks!


Every outdoor enthusiast, emergency kit and backpack should be properly equipped with a Bee Pro Single Survival Torch and Bee Pro Beeswax Dipped Survival Matches, it only makes sense!  This special pack of Survival Matches are hand wrapped and hand dipped in Canadian Beeswax, which is impervious to water, resists mildew and does not melt in the sun.  If you find yourself in an emergency situation, your Bee Pro Survival Matches will be there to help you survive, also just as important in survival is light and heat, this is where our Bee pro Survival Torch comes in.  These is our own Unique and Original Design of Torch which come in Single Torch, Double Torch and Triple Torch and they are an absolute MUST in the time of crisis, whether it is as simple as a power outage or as frightening as getting lost in the woods, breaking down in your vehicle or a Natural Disaster, these two products will deliver on their promises, to light up your environment, provide warmth, boil your water for drinking, heat your food and ward off unwanted wildlife.  Invest in your safety, the safety of your family and Be Prepared to Survive!


Bee Pro Survival Torches are used for

The Who:

Hwy Maintenance, Avalanche Control, Avalanche Patrol, Hydro Companies, Electric Companies, Mining Safety Equipment, outdoor equipment, Search 7 Rescue, Special Forces, Disaster Relief, Emergency Response, Survivalists, Survival Schools, Wilderness Camping, Military Equipment, Outdoor Adventurists, Hikers, Mountain Climbers, Mountain Bikers, Hunters, Fishermen, Backpackers, Snowmobilers, Skiers, Ski Patrol, Ski Resorts or Mountain Lodges

The What For;

Camping, supply & Camping Equipment, Wilderness Camping, Extreme Survival, Horseback Adventures, White Water Rafters, Camping Excursions, Off The Grid, Nature Walks, Mountain Hikes, Fireplaces, Patios, Gardens, Home Security, Home Protection, Home Safety, Family Survival, Urban Survival and Emergency Survival, Natural Disaster,

Disasters, Emergencies, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Crisis Survival, Catastrophe Survival, Floods, Severe Storms, Extreme Weather Storms, Winter Survival, Wilderness Survival, 2012 Survival, Power Outages and Doomsday Survival 

Bonus Features; 

Awesome in Fireplaces especially apartments & condos (indoor & outdoor fireplaces), cabins, patios, gardens, picnic tables on picnics and citronella torch/candle


If you are looking for more information on survival training, preparing for disaster, disaster management, Emergency Response or Disaster Information;

Canadian Red Cross-

American Red Cross-

Disaster Response Network-

American Rescue Team-

National Association for Search & Rescue-

British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program-

Emergency Preparedness Canada-

National Response Center-

Storm Center Watch-

Earthquake Information & Analysis-

National Hurricane Center-

The Center for Preparedness-

Canadian Center for Emergency Preparedness-


  Bee Pro Survival Torches will give hundreds of hours of repeated use and These 2 Survival Tools Could Help to Save Your Life or Be Rescued!

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