A downed power line could still be energized! To avoid serious injury or even death, stay clear of all downed power lines. Keep others, including your pets, away from the line and do not try to touch, move or repair a downed power line. If you encounter a downed power line, call The Energy Cooperative at 1-888-535-5732.
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The Fujita Scale (F-Scale), or Fujita-Pearson scale was developed by meteorologists and wind engineers to rate the intensity of a tornado by examining the damage caused by the tornado after it passes. The scale was updated in 2007 and is now called The Enhanced Fujita Scale.

After the storm passes, a ground and/or aerial survey will identify ground-swirl patterns (cycloidal marks). This, along with visual damage,  radar tracking, video, photographs, and eye-witness accounts are all factored in together to then determine the F-Scale of the tornado.