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If I get sucked up in a tornado, will I die?

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  • Olive
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    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

  • Fred
    Lv 5
    2 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!  

  • 2 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.

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  • 2 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.

    Educate yourself.

    • Atarah Derek
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      A tornado is in no way, form or manner a cumulus cloud reaching the ground. It is a column of rotating air attached to the base of a thunderstorm (which is a cumulonimbus). The condensation funnel doesn't even have to be visible for the tornado to be on the ground and deadly.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There's a good chance you will.

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  • 2 months ago

    yes...................

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  • 2 months ago

    Most likely but not always. It is the flying debris and the landing that is most dangerous.

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  • Robert
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Not necessarily. But probably

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