Binghamton 1998 Tornado Is A Reminder To Prepare [VIDEO]
It's tornado season and that means being prepared. Yesterday's devastating weather in Moore, Oklahoma reminds me that we also have tornadoes and that we must take them seriously.
In 1998, an F-3 tornado struck the Binghamton area injuring 15 and killing 2. By today's scale, that would be an EF-3, which can cause significant damage with 136 to 165 mile per hour winds. The debris thrown by this powerful of a storm can impale a tree. Which means it would shred a human.
At least 1 tornado a year hits this area. Although in the last few years, it averages 3. You must be prepared in the event of a severe storm. Make a plan with your family for both at home and when you are separated. And don't forget your pets. Preparedness is the difference between life and death.
All this preparedness also works for floods, which I hope we never see again! Oh. here is video of the Binghamton 1998 tornado.