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10-30-2010, 01:52 AM
The small town of Rice, Texas has been struck by a mid-level twister. The 125 mph winds flipped trucks and railroad automobiles. Following the twister, 4 people were taken to the hospital for treatment. The majority of damage from the F2 tornado came from the wind. Article source: Rice, Texas hit by F2 tornado that injures four by Personal Money Store (http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2010/10/25/rice-texas/).

F2 twister is observed hitting Rice, Texas

At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday night, a really heavy storm hit Rice, TX. There was an F2 twister throughout the storm. It was seen. On the roads of Rice, Texas, witnesses videotaped the tornado. An elementary school and numerous homes had their roofs ripped off them. Officials estimate that the damage to Rice Elementary and other Rice, TX buildings will cost between three and five million dollars.

Twisters may are beyond Rice, TX

In Rice, Texas, there had been an F2 tornado on Sun. There have been 4 other tornadoes in TX that day. There were not any confirmations made about the "possible" tornadoes in Texas. They're being investigated by the National Weather Service though. None of the twisters were long. They all lasted a short time.

The Fujita scale used to measure the tornado in Rice, Texas

"F2" is how the tornado in Rice, Texas is being measured. The Fujita scale tornado is getting used. That is what the "F" means. The wind inside the tornado is how the twister rating is created. A "significant tornado" is what the Rice, TX tornado is being called. It had 125 mile per hour winds in it. About 25 percent of tornadoes each year about listed as "strong" -- F2 or F3 intensity tornadoes. Only 1 percent of tornadoes are violent, or has an F4 or F5 rating. The "F" rating is generally connected to the damage that the tornado makes also. The official rating of the Rice, Texas tornado will not be listed for at least a few weeks.

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Washington Post