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Enhanced Fujita Scale

Enhanced Fujita Scale is a scale for evaluating tornado severity based on damages. This table shows how the Fujita Scale ranks severity using damage as a gauge.
Scale Wind Estimate (MPH) Typical Damage
EF0 <73 Light Damage: Some damage to chimneys; branches broken off trees; shallow-rooted trees pushed over; street signs damaged.
EF1 73-112 Moderate Damage: Peeled surfaces off roofs; mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned; moving cars blown off roads.
EF2 113-157 Considerable Damage: Roofs torn off frame houses; mobile homes demolished; boxcars overturned; large trees snapped or uprooted; light-object missiles generated; cars lifted off ground.
EF3 158-206 Severe Damage: Roofs and some walls torn off well-constructed houses; trains overturned; most trees in forest uprooted; heavy cars lifted off the ground and thrown.
EF4 207-260 Devastating Damage: Well-constructed houses leveled; structures with weak foundations blown away some distance; cars thrown and large missiles generated.
EF5 >261 Incredible Damage: Strong frame houses leveled off foundations and swept away; automobile-sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 meters (109 yds); trees debarked; incredibly severe damage will occur.