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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 8th, 2013, 10:35 pm Thread Starter
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Helmets could be key to surviving tornado

Never thought about putting my helmet on for an approaching tornado, but it makes sense.

"Perhaps the most compelling case of all from the Alabama outbreak is from young Noah Stewart. He and his family were sucked out of their home. Noah flew as high as a telephone pole and landed a long way away. Luckily for Noah, he was wearing a baseball helmet."

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Re: Helmets could be key to surviving tornado

A few years back the weather guy on another Atlanta station started mentioning putting on a motorcycle, football or even bicycle helmet. At first I thought it funny but then thought about it.....

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Re: Helmets could be key to surviving tornado

Since a large percentage of automobile injuries occur to the head, shouldn't everyone in a car be wearing a full face helmet?

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All the gear all the time?

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Re: Helmets could be key to surviving tornado

NASCAR wears them in the car. I suppose they must think it helps some.


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Re: Helmets could be key to surviving tornado

I think the storm chasers that died recently didn't have helmets. Not sure if it would have helped, but it might have given them a better chance.


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