The people of a single congressional district elect each Representative; the people of an entire state elect each Senator.
Although every state has experienced tornadoes, even cold Alaska and paradise Hawaii, Alaska averages the fewest Tornados per year with the yearly average of 0 (Zero) tornados per year. Resource: National Climatic Data Center http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html To Learn More about Tornados visit these links: TORNADO INFORMATION
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/briefings/vol2_no3/new_findings.htmlTornados and El Nino / La Nina
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/publications/schaefer/el_nino.htm Top 10 Killer U.S. Tornados
http://www.tornadoproject.com/toptens/toptens.htm Major Metro Strikes
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/downtown.html Texas Cities
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tornado/wtexascity.htm map of peak tornado season
HURRICANE vs. TORNADO http://www.erp.oissel.onac.org/anglais/hurricanestornadoes.htm
WHY OVERPASSES ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR SHELTERS
On the federal level, Justices are appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate. Unlike the other branches, members of the federal judiciary are not elected by popular vote. Typically appointed for life, they are not subject to re-election pressures.
Members of the judiciary are responsible for considering the legality (constitutionality) of various laws passed by legislatures and governmental practices when these issues are brought before the courts on the behalf people directly affected by the laws and practices. Their decisions are published as 'opinions' but they have the effect of law, since failure to follow the instructions of the court found in the opinion can result in being held in 'contempt' and can result in being sent to jail.
There are several levels of courts. The decisions of lower courts can be appealed to higher courts all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Justices can order emergency orders, such as stays of execution, in order to consider the last minute pleas of condemned prisoners.
Unlike the other branches, the judicial branch cannot pro-actively lobby, make laws, or decide cases without there being an issue brought before them.