Articles in Tornado
Those who study survivalism will come across many opinions, a few anecdotes, and virtually no facts. 2012ers therefore have no certainty of what will occur, and no certainty on how to survive it. So it is a relief to come across a genuine review like this one, which shows that basements (and of course other underground shelters) really are the safest place to be if a tornado turns up.
In the last 10 years the USA has suffered tornado deaths
Due to their light weight and not being anchored, 44% of those who died were in mobile homes
The Oklahoma tornadoes of May 1999, caused 40 deaths, 133 severe injuries, and 265 minor injuries, yet people in basements had just one minor injury
In Joplin, where 155 people died in May 2011 —82% of homes had no basements
If you don’t have a basement, consider using steel hurricane straps to anchor your roof to …
Piers Corbyn of WeatherAction.com has forecast the following for the period of June 27-July 2, with the greatest likelihood July 1-2:
Tornadoes and Tornado Swarms
Other Extreme Weather
His methodology is not clear, but it might not be a coincidence that we will be having a partial solar eclipse on July 1. While solar eclipses are correlated with greater likelihood of major earthquakes, my research indicates that the real risk lies with lunar eclipses. Still, a few good quakes are all solar eclipses need to be equally ranked.
If you are curious about the man and his predictions, check out this recent interview from Al Jazeera TV:
Johnny Hannah on the back porch of his home after a tornado came through the area Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2011, He and his wife, Beth escaped injury when they went inside an underground shelter in their garage. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Ann Smith talks with friends in front of what is left of her house after a tornado-spawning storm swept through the state on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Washington, Okla. She and her husband were in an outside storm shelter when the storm destroyed their rural home. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Bryan Stout walks past the tree that temporarily blocked his family’s exit from the storm shelter where they rode out a tornado-spawning storm on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Newcastle, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman.
The above photos are …
Being prepared, whether it is for natural disasters or a global cataclysm, is a prudent path to take. I repeatedly compare it to fire insurance for your house, something which most people understand the value of. Yet insurance for the survival of our civilization or even our species is not contemplated by enough people. For anyone who is still skeptical about preparing, or is concerned what people might think – here’s a recent story that drives the point home:
When Alabama couple Brenda and Travis Roberts purchased their property 35 years ago, Brenda convinced her husband to build a concrete storm shelter. Travis styled it on a nuclear bunker, and it cost him $600 to build – not cheap in those days.
Last month Alabama was hit by a deadly array of tornadoes. As a tornado approached, the couple invited their neighbors from in front of and behind their home to join …