ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X37.1XXS

Tornado, sequela

Diagnosis Code X37.1XXS

ICD-10: X37.1XXS
Short Description: Tornado, sequela
Long Description: Tornado, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X37.1XXS

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Cataclysmic storm (X37)

Information for Patients


Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. They are rotating, funnel-shaped clouds that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Their whirling winds can reach 300 miles per hour. They can strike quickly with little or no warning, devastate a neighborhood in seconds, and leave a path of damage over a mile wide and 50 miles long. Tornadoes can also accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.

Although there are no guarantees of safety during a tornado, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety, and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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