Case study: Birmingham tornado, UK

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Global issues climatic hazards
Case study: Birmingham tornado, UK
Caused by low pressure bringing strong winds and heavy rain
Several buildings badly damaged
Damage to schools and other public buildings
Uprooted 1000 trees, removed roofs and picked up cars
Caused £40 million damage- most costly tornado in UK due to the fact it hit
a urban area
No fatalities, several injured
Met office predicted strong winds and rain although no tornadoes were
predicted so no prior warning was given
Emergency services helped rescue casualties and clear damage
Several costly insurance claims


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