The viral video of the red Chevy truck tossed by a tornado in Texas has us all stunned.
It was hard to imagine that the person inside the truck could then walk away from the tornado. Yet he did. Surprisingly enough, he’s fine, just a little bumped. Now Chevy has stepped in to help.
Who was the truck driver?
According to fox4nws.com,
… Riley Leon, 16, and her red truck have been seen thousands of times since Monday’s Texas tornado in Elgin… he was returning home from a job interview at Whataburger.
Here is the news segment of fox4news.
Chevrolet saw the video and posted some help for Riley.
Get a load from this truck.
I’m so happy for Riley. And yes, he also got the job.
*Original Article* Watch the amazing video below
Spring has arrived in the Midwest and that means so has tornado season. Yes, we can have a tornado at any time of the year, but usually the change of seasons makes the ingredients perfect for the tornado to cause storms.
What weather elements cause a tornado?
My understanding is that it is the combination of cold air and warm air that causes severe weather instability. NOAA’s SciJinks website describes it this way,
Inside thunderclouds, warm moist air rises, while cool air falls, accompanied by rain or hail. These conditions can cause rotating air currents inside the cloud. Although swirling currents begin horizontally, they can become vertical and fall from the cloud – becoming a tornado.
This video goes into even more detail about the causes of tornadoes.
How to assess the strength of tornadoes?
Tornadoes are judged by measuring short gusts of wind and damage. Then, this information is noted on a scale.
…a tornado intensity rating scale, based primarily on the damage that tornadoes inflict on man-made structures and vegetation.
This is called the Fujita scale.
To put the scale into perspective for us, the tornadoes that ripped through parts of Kentucky in December 2021 were an F4.
Live a tornado
Living in the Midwest, there have been many times in my life that I have found myself directly in the path of a tornado. More recently, I crossed the Twin Bridges in Henderson, Kentucky on my way to work.
I had to stop and take refuge at the Ellis Park Racecourse. A sat in an old unused freezer with a security guard and prayed a lot.
As we sat in the dark, we could hear the wind, tornado, picking things up and throwing them everywhere. The sound of destruction outside the freezer was terrifying.
Incredible and dangerous moment captured by a storm chaser
The video, taken on March 21, 2022, shows a red pickup truck thrown into a swirling tornado. Surprisingly, the truck hits the ground, spins on all four tires and drives away. Looked.
Let it be a reminder to never drive during a tornado. Always take shelter in a safe place.
What happened to the driver and the truck? UPDATE
If you are driving during a tornado, what should you do?
Travellers.com told to stay low.
Stay in your car, buckled into your seatbelt, and put your head under the window, covering it with your hands or a blanket if you have one. Or, if you can safely descend below road level, get out of your car and lie down in that area, covering your head with your hands.