Tornadoes and hurricanes are often put together as the same thing. However, they are rather different types of natural disasters. The following lists some of their differences.
Firstly, tornadoes are formed from an instability in the atmosphere, whereas hurricanes are formed when a wet mass of air over the sea evaporates. Because of this, tornadoes usually form during thunderstorms. However, for hurricanes, thunderstorms are its effects, and not a cause of its formation.
The effects also differ, though there are obvious similarities such as the destruction of buildings. Most importantly, hurricanes can cause tsunamis and flooding, while tornadoes do not. Instead, they contaminate the water. Besides, tornadoes can cause epidemic, while this is not an effect of a hurricane.
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