CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - I ran across this gripping video of a motorist coming face to face with a large tornado. I found myself yelling at the video telling him to turn around and flee. But according to the National Weather Service recommendations, I was actually giving him bad advice.
Let's be clear. Automobiles are TERRIBLE and DEADLY places to be in a tornado, about the worst place you can be. But based on statistics collected, fleeing a tornado in you car can be just as dangerous, both from your inability to escape the tornado and other accidents you may cause with other panicked drivers.
Fortunately this person narrowly misses the worst of this twister, but wow was it close!