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For the this example our basic scenario is the tornado hazard to Lamar, Colorado, a community located on the midwestern plains of the United States (commonly called Tornado Alley). We rate this hazard as a 5 (5 yes votes of 9 possible).
 a large tornado strike on a town potentially can destroy much of the town – yes
 tornado season is typically short, running from April into June – no tornado events are short in duration but can take months or years to rebuild the community – yes  the timeline is very short, with warnings being measured in minutes and impact extremely rapid – yes  a tornado has a direct impact of hundreds of yards to a mile in width throughout a track that may reach 10-200 miles in length – yes  any particular locality has a relatively low frequency of being hit by a tornado; data is limited but once in 100 years might be reasonable – no  prediction is general for wide watch areas, not specific, and the actual development of tornadic activity is very rapid – yes
 no unusual related hazards that would not be expected in any major event – no
 there are no unusual cascading events - no