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Unusual Weather Damage

Saw Blade Penetration

Saw Blade Penetration

This image illustrates why the human body is in peril in a tornado. Fortunately the tree, instead of someone's face, intercepted this deadly missile. Tornadoes in more densely populated areas are basically enormous blenders -- churning tons of broken glass, tools, nails, boards, bricks, pipes, sheet metal, kitchen knives, wire and all manner of other shrapnel, at speeds as high as about 300 mph. Flying debris, especially in the form of sharp or crushing objects, accounts for the great majority of tornado-related injury and death, and some patently gruesome injuries.

6 NNE Mountain View OK (10 Oct 1) looking ENE

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