Yes, you can survive that violent tornado above ground

By: ScottLincoln, 4:34 AM GMT on November 29, 2013


We've heard it before: "you won't survive this tornado
if you don't get below ground." We've also seen the controversy and
further exaggerations (eg. "drive south out of town") from those same
people making the claim. Violent (EF4/5) tornadoes, accounting for only ~2% of the total, cause approximately 67% of the fatalities (Ashley, 2007). By the time damage reaches EF4 severity to a single family residence, no walls are left completely s...

Tornado Social Science

Updated: 4:44 AM GMT on November 29, 2013

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