Силата на природата - торнадо в Тексас

Several large tornadoes ripped through Texas on Monday evening. The largest was estimated to be one-mile (1.6 km) wide and reportedly ripped through a Halliburton plant, causing chemical and gas leaks. No injuries were reported at the time of writing, as the building itself was empty when the tornado struck. There was concern that radioactive materials might have been released, but officials later reported that there was no spill. Downed power lines across the region were also reported. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud, often encircled by a cloud of debris and dust. Tornadoes come in many shapes and sizes, with the most extreme tornadoes reaching wind speeds of more than 300 miles per hour (480 km/h), stretch more than two miles (3 km) across, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).