If I get sucked up in a tornado, will I die?
- OliveLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
That's a good possibility yes cause of all the flying debris. Tho some people have been sucked up by one and survived to tell about it. Even was a case where a baby was picked up in one and put down gently in a tree if not mistaken
- FredLv 52 months ago
Only if you "get sucked up" in a 'Hollywood' tornado.
Real tornados don't have mooing cows or Dorthey's house circling about.
The cows are long battered to death by a sh*t storm of flying debris.
Only in Hollywood to clearly visible unharmed mooing cows go flying about in tornados!
- Atarah DerekLv 72 months ago
Not necessarily. And your chances of dying from debris impact are far greater than your chances of getting picked up and thrown anyway.
- James BlackleyLv 72 months ago
This is a huge misconception-
Tornado's don't suck people or objects up into them! There is NO hole in a tornado, all it is is an extension of Cumulus cloud that extends down to the ground, it's physically impossible for that scenerio to ever occur.
However, the winds from a tornado can pick people and objects up, and toss them hundreds of meters up in the air, as well as hundreds of metres along the ground! If this were to occur, there's a good chance you would die, this is due to the velocity of the winds in the tornado.
The biggest threat to a tornado is being hit by flying debris, that is what the main lethality of a tornado is, that will kill someone, long before someone is tossed airborne in one.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
There's a good chance you will.
- BlessedLv 72 months ago
- MetalplanttagLv 72 months ago
Most likely but not always. It is the flying debris and the landing that is most dangerous.
- RobertLv 62 months ago
Not necessarily. But probably