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The chance of earthquake damage in Follett is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Follett is lower than Texas average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #223

Follett, TX
0.05
Texas
0.04
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Follett, TX
0.0000
Texas
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #1182

Follett, TX
158.95
Texas
208.58
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,190 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Follett, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:4Dense Fog:2Drought:32
Dust Storm:0Flood:75Hail:2,041Heat:5Heavy Snow:52
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:79
Thunderstorm Winds:782Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:14Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:15
Other:45 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Follett, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Follett, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.81974-02-154.62436.5-100.69
26.81976-04-193.5536.13-99.84

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Follett, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.41987-03-22336°12'N / 100°19'W36°29'N / 99°58'W30.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Lipscomb
9.31987-06-02236°27'N / 100°19'W36°32'N / 100°16'W6.00 Miles1600 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
10.52007-05-23236°18'N / 100°19'W36°23'N / 100°16'W8.00 Miles528 Yards0036K0KLipscomb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed over open country about eight miles south of Darrouzett and traveled northeast and then north for about eight miles. The tornado crossed Uncle Sam Road just west of State Highway 305 and then near the intersection of County Road J and U.S. Highway 305. Severe damage was reported to recently built barns of which the contents were vacated and relocated downstream...damage to many power poles...trees...outbuildings...and a four thousand pound combine...which was lifted over a fence. No injuries were reported. The tornado dissipated at 2226 CST about four miles southeast of Darrouzett just south of where County Road 17 ends...or just southeast of the intersection of State Highway 305 and State Highway 15. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours produced numerous tornadoes...large hail...prolonged flooding and flash flooding...and damaging winds across the central and northeastern Texas Panhandle. No injuries were reported.
10.71978-04-30336°22'N / 100°26'W36°30'N / 100°14'W14.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
11.81987-03-22236°29'N / 99°59'W36°36'N / 99°58'W7.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ellis
16.32007-03-28236°31'N / 100°23'W36°37'N / 100°23'W16.00 Miles150 Yards20102K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado originated in northern Lipscomb County five miles east of Booker at 1816 CST. The tornado moved northward and entered Beaver County at 1828 CST. Damage occurred on a farmstead about one mile into Beaver County severely damaging several outbuildings and a grain bin. Little or no damage occurred to the home. The tornado continued north...briefly became a large multi vortex tornado...and then consolidated into one large funnel...snapping power poles and large trees. The tornado struck and destroyed a single family home at 1850 CST where two fatalities occurred. It appeared that the couple killed in the tornado did seek refuge in their small bathroom...which was destroyed. In addition to the small home...a storage barn was destroyed and two vehicles were moved as much as twenty yards. A horse trailer was destoyed as it bounced and rolled for approximately fifty yards. The tornado continued moving north for approximately another six or seven miles...damaging only power poles...fences...and trees before it lifted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the early evening hours produced deadly tornadoes...damaging winds and hail across the central and eastern Oklahoma panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. A couple was killed in Beaver County when a tornado struck their home.
17.31987-06-02236°09'N / 100°16'W36°15'N / 100°14'W7.50 Miles1600 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
18.41987-03-22236°37'N / 99°54'W1.00 Mile73 Yards003K0Harper
19.81978-04-30236°15'N / 99°53'W36°16'N / 99°50'W3.00 Miles60 Yards0025K0Ellis
22.11962-05-27236°29'N / 100°32'W000K0Lipscomb
22.41987-03-22236°33'N / 100°31'W36°42'N / 100°25'W10.00 Miles83 Yards0625K0Beaver
23.01991-05-15336°39'N / 99°59'W36°45'N / 99°48'W11.50 Miles900 Yards03250K0Harper
23.31960-04-12236°42'N / 99°53'W0325K0Harper
23.61958-06-21336°18'N / 99°45'W0.50 Mile67 Yards00250K0Ellis
24.31960-03-28236°18'N / 99°54'W36°28'N / 99°31'W24.20 Miles200 Yards003K0Ellis
25.21970-09-06236°44'N / 100°24'W0025K0Beaver
25.61990-04-24236°01'N / 99°50'W36°24'N / 99°43'W19.00 Miles250 Yards052.5M0Ellis
26.12007-05-23236°10'N / 100°31'W36°13'N / 100°29'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0023K0KLipscomb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed just north of County Road Z and just east of State Highway 23 or about nineteen miles south of Booker at 2140 CST. The tornado traveled north northeast causing damage to trees...power poles...barns...and full oil drums. The tornado was confirmed by photographs. The tornado dissipated about twelve miles west of Lipscomb or north of Farm to Market Road 3260 and east of State Highway 23. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours produced numerous tornadoes...large hail...prolonged flooding and flash flooding...and damaging winds across the central and northeastern Texas Panhandle. No injuries were reported.
26.41965-05-13236°24'N / 99°40'W000K0Ellis
26.62007-03-28236°43'N / 100°24'W36°49'N / 100°22'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0058K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began just south of the Bar-B Ranch and moved north damaging much of the ranch property...mainly along the western edge. A large horse trailer and several other utility trailers were destroyed as they bounced and rolled and/or became airborne for significant distances. The horse trailer was displaced more than one hundred and fifty yards from its original location. Several power poles and trees were snapped at the base within the path of the tornado. A large grain silo was toppled with parts of the roof of the silo carried over one hundred yards. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the early evening hours produced deadly tornadoes...damaging winds and hail across the central and eastern Oklahoma panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. A couple was killed in Beaver County when a tornado struck their home.
27.92001-04-10236°31'N / 100°41'W36°41'N / 100°31'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00450K0Beaver
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made and the tornado path length and width were estimated. Extensive damage to two homes...several barns...farm equipment...power poles...trees and a windmill. Severe thunderstorms with large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes affected much of the Oklahoma panhandle during the evening hours. A total of one hundred and twenty-two power poles were blown down due to the wind and tornadoes in Beaver county alone.
31.41955-06-15236°06'N / 99°45'W36°10'N / 99°41'W5.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Ellis
32.81963-07-15236°44'N / 100°36'W000K0Beaver
33.21950-05-04236°34'N / 99°34'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Woodward
33.51961-05-04236°02'N / 99°48'W003K0Ellis
33.91967-07-03236°25'N / 100°45'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ochiltree
33.91961-06-03236°38'N / 100°42'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Beaver
35.01963-07-15336°46'N / 100°37'W000K0Beaver
35.71950-05-04236°24'N / 100°48'W36°25'N / 100°46'W1.90 Miles50 Yards113250K0Ochiltree
38.12008-05-23336°40'N / 99°33'W36°43'N / 99°31'W5.00 Miles1100 Yards000K0KHarper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado, rated EF3 at its peak intensity, struck south-southwest of the Selman area, producing widespread damage along its path. The tornado touched down, doing minor damage to trees and outbuildings. The tornado continued moving northeast and struck a residence. Significant damage consistent with EF2 damage was seen at this location. More significant damage was done to a residence and stocked workshop building as the tornado moved northeast. This was the strongest point of the tornado, rated EF3. A semi-cab and a 20-horse trailer were blown 50 yards from inside of the workshop. They both sustained significant damage. The tornado moved north from this point, doing EF2 damage to a building and workshop. The owners of the home took shelter in their storm shelter during the tornado, but became trapped inside by debris over top of the door. They were freed by local firemen after approximately 45 minutes. The tornado continued north and then northwest as it began to dissipate. Before it dissipated, however, a heavy fiberglass water tank that was filled with water was destroyed and moved some distance away. Two horses were also killed and one was seriously injured by swirling tin and other sharp debris. Monetary damages were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon ahead of a dry line that was located near the Texas panhandle and Oklahoma border. The thunderstorms quickly became supercells as they moved toward southwest Kansas. Very large hail was the initial threat, although a significant tornado threat became apparent as they neared the Kansas border. Three tornadoes were reported with the thunderstorms, with two of them doing significant damage. The tornadic thunderstorms moved northeast by nightfall, with other less severe thunderstorms developing farther south. Monetary damages were estimated.
38.31977-05-01236°54'N / 100°30'W36°56'N / 100°28'W2.70 Miles100 Yards000K0Beaver
38.61974-04-19235°57'N / 100°35'W36°01'N / 100°31'W5.90 Miles30 Yards000K0Roberts
39.11982-03-19436°36'N / 101°00'W36°49'N / 100°31'W29.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Beaver
40.51978-04-30236°30'N / 100°55'W36°35'N / 100°48'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
41.32008-06-18236°40'N / 100°54'W36°31'N / 100°49'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado start and end times were estimated. The tornado touched down at approximately 2000 CST about six miles northwest of Bryans Corner and traveled south southeast across U.S. Highway 412 and Oklahoma State Highway 3. The Emergency Manager reported significant damage on the west side of U.S. Highway 83 and the north and south side of Oklahoma State Highway 3. The tornado knocked down thirty-five power poles and caused extensive damage to a large framed metal barn. The tornado also lifted a twenty-four foot aluminum stock trailer airborne and moved it one hundred yards. The trailer weighed approximately four thousand pounds. A residence also lost the back side and and the east half of their roof and another residence lost an outbuilding. No injuries were reported. The tornado finally dissipated at approximately 2015 CST seven miles south of Bryans Corner. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds and large hail moved across the central and eastern Oklahoma Panhandle during the evening hours. Severe thunderstorms also produced a tornado in the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle which caused extensive damage. No injuries were reported however.
41.81970-09-06236°51'N / 99°42'W36°54'N / 99°33'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Harper
41.91986-05-07335°50'N / 100°27'W35°56'N / 100°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hemphill
42.12007-05-05235°53'N / 99°46'W35°56'N / 99°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards01612K0KEllis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed 4 miles north-northeast of Roll in northern Roger Mills County and crossed the Canadian River into southern Ellis County at 9:36 pm CDT. Two houses and two mobile homes were destroyed in the Packsaddle area of southern Ellis County to the east of US Highway 283 (about 18 miles south-southwest of Harmon), and a roof was removed from another mobile home. At least one of these homes suffered a complete removal of the roof and some damage to the exterior walls. Several cars were damaged or destroyed, as well as trees and power lines. Monetary values were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level storm system moved slowly into south central Colorado during the afternoon. A dry line had become established and was located along the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle border. Also, favorable upper level winds were rotating around the upper level storm system, crossing the dryline over western Oklahoma. As the afternoon progressed, convergence along the dryline became maximized over this area. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours and they quickly became supercells. Two of the supercells produced several tornadoes. The northern tornadic storm produced five tornadoes from southwest of Roll to just east of Arnett. The southern tornadic storm also produced five tornadoes in Oklahoma from near Sweetwater to near Sharon. Large hail was also observed. The supercells moved northeast out of Oklahoma during the late evening hours. Monetary values for the tornado damage were estimated.
42.51967-06-10236°06'N / 99°30'W003K0Ellis
42.91962-05-27336°11'N / 100°53'W36°14'N / 100°50'W4.50 Miles200 Yards0132.5M0Ochiltree
43.11982-05-15235°57'N / 99°38'W36°00'N / 99°36'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ellis
43.71957-06-10236°20'N / 100°55'W003K0Ochiltree
44.21982-05-27235°49'N / 99°56'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Roger Mills
44.62009-04-26235°52'N / 99°44'W35°57'N / 99°37'W9.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KEllis
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved into Ellis County from northern Roger Mills County. Reported by various media outlets, storm chasers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed along and east of a dry line over the eastern Texas panhandle. The atmosphere was extremely unstable and wind shear was more than sufficient to support severe thunderstorms, including supercell thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms that developed early in the day, gave way to more severe thunderstorms by mid afternoon. Severe weather of all types occurred, with numerous locations receiving very large hail. Tornadoes were also reported in Roger Mills and Ellis counties, with some significant damage reported. Flooding also became an issue as some of the same areas received heavy rainfall for the second day in a row. Monetary damages were estimated.
44.81986-05-07235°47'N / 100°27'W35°54'N / 100°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Hemphill
44.81962-05-27236°11'N / 100°53'W1.00 Mile83 Yards000K0Ochiltree
45.41967-07-03235°51'N / 100°31'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hemphill
45.61968-06-09235°50'N / 99°48'W0225K0Roger Mills
46.21995-06-08235°46'N / 99°59'W35°49'N / 99°50'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Roger Mills
46.91990-05-31336°10'N / 101°03'W36°12'N / 100°48'W14.00 Miles1407 Yards002.5M0Ochiltree
47.31968-06-08236°50'N / 100°50'W0.80 Mile33 Yards003K0Beaver
47.51954-04-29235°48'N / 99°45'W36°07'N / 99°18'W33.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Roger Mills
48.91973-09-25337°06'N / 100°05'W37°11'N / 100°06'W5.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Meade
49.71990-05-31236°05'N / 100°58'W36°03'N / 100°51'W3.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Ochiltree


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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