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Tornado (1956)

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  •  Where tornadoes strike and how they form 
  •  Meteorologists monitor storm conditions and issue weather alerts 
  •  Volunteers aid local weather bureaus in the identification of tornadoes 
  •  To demonstrate the procedure, the film highlights a case in the fictional town of Elmville, Oklahoma 
  •  The public follows tornado safety rules 
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Produced by the United Gas Corporation and the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, this public service film from 1956 describes how local weather bureaus predict and track tornadoes. Focusing on the fictional town of Elmville, Oklahoma, the film goes over the procedure for monitoring storm conditions and the issuing of alerts and warnings. It also stresses the important role of volunteers who identify the formation of funnel clouds. In the process, the film also outlines proper safety rules, such as taking shelter in storm cellars or ditches.