Dive for cover if you see a tornado coming! It is almost possible to put the reader right into the action with chilling tornado tales in this book. An introductory page tells about one tough tornado day when people in Newburgh, Indiana, had to take cover. The tale on the page is about the worst tornado in Indiana in thirty years. Six organized chapters follow the introductory page. They tell about terrible tornados, tornado causes, Tornado Alley, how tornadoes are measured, people who help tornado victims, and what to expect from tornadoes in the future. Many first-hand accounts from people who experienced a tornado are told. The direct quotes and awesome photos present a clear idea of what really happened. The information is up-to-date and practical. Awesome photos accompany the chapters and reveal just how much devastation is possible when tornadoes sweep through an area. This book fits into the "Disasters Up Close" series. Students may glean pertinent information for reports or enjoy the thrill of reading about something risky. A time line covers tornados from 1638 to 2006. The material may be tied to social studies and science lessons. A glossary, an index, and further resources make up the back matter.