Can a tornado pick up a human?

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Keara Wyman asked a question: Can a tornado pick up a human?
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Date created: Thu, Dec 17, 2020 10:34 AM
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Stronger winds inside the tornado are just as likely to pull your body from the rope (and possibly not in one piece)." No. 9: The safest place to take shelter from a tornado is in the southwest corner of a basement. Myth.

Yes, a tornado can lift a person but not that high. Consider this: a human body is roughly 300 times denser than the air. As it is being lifted, it suffers the spinning moment of the tornado; mostly counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere but, sometimes clockwise (anticyclonic tornado).

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.

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