No. 5: Tornadoes have picked people and items up, carried them some distance and then set them down without injury or damage. True, but rare. People and animals have been transported up to a quarter mile or more without serious injury, according to the SPC.
Yes, tornadoes can pick humans up. If they can do the same for trees and motor vehicles, some certainly can do so. A weak tornado is not likely to do so, however.
Why do tornadoes pick people up?
The first thing that allows them to lift trucks, he said, is that tornadoes generate a serious amount of updraft suction in their cores. This helps to pick things up and get things moving a little. Simply so, what happens if a tornado picks you up?
Can a tornado move a human being?
Yes… a tornado… or any other sufficiently strong current of air, CAN exert a force, sufficient enough, to move a human being in a violent, and very involuntary manner. Whether it lifts them in the air a few feet… or ‘throws them’ in a given direction… or causes them to fall… or roll… or tumble across the ground… is a ‘luck of the draw’ prospect.
Tornadoes do not exert suction, they cannot pull you up. However, they can knock you off of your feet, send you tumbling, crash you into things, send things crashing into you, and other bad things like that. It is good to have a weather radio and a weather warning app on a cell phone.
The next thing we wanted the answer to was; can a tornado throw you around and kill you?
One source stated yes, a tornado can throw you around just like it can a house or a car. 2.) Depending on the strength of the tornado, which you likely WILL NOT be able to asses until AFTER it’s GONE… it may leave you stunned with a couple of scrapes and bruises… the debris in it may fly out and seriously hurt you… or you may be killed outright.
What happens when a tornado hits a house?
When it touches, it goes even darker as its ferocious whirling winds pick up dust, debris, and—if the windspeeds are fast enough—cows, cars, roofs, mobile homes, trees, and anything else not well-anchored in the ground. A strong tornado can pick up massive objects like trucks and drop them many miles away.
Another popular inquiry is “What should you do if there is a tornado?”.
If there is a tornado coming, get inside and (if possible) into the basement. Yes, tornadoes can pick humans up. If they can do the same for trees and motor vehicles, some certainly can do so. A weak tornado is not likely to do so, however.