Fujita scale

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Fujita scale

(fuːˈdʒiːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) a scale for expressing the intensity of a tornado, ranging from F0 (light damage) to F5 (incredible damage)
[C20: named after Tetsuya Fujita, Japanese meteorologist]
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Rick Riley, vice president of transmission for Entergy, described the new facility as a "nerve center" and said it would be a "hardened" facility able to withstand an F-5 tornado.
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had a population of 505 when the F-5 tornado struck, killing 82 and injuring 260, thus involving 68 percent of the populous.
The steel, glass, and maple interior centers on an expansive atrium and staircase, while the entire building is constructed to withstand even the most powerful F-5 tornado.
was virtually wiped off the map by an F-5 tornado, with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour and a funnel that was more than a mile wide.