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Newcastle, OK tornado: DO NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER AN OVERPASS!
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On May 24, 2011 a violent tornado struck the community of Newcastle, OK. ... A number of motorists made the choice to shelter from the tornado beneath the I-44 & State HWY 76 overpass. The results of this action are revealed in graphic detail on this video. IT IS A MYTH that highway overpasses provide any sort of shelter from tornadic winds! On May 3, 1999 during what is regarded as the preeminent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history, people were killed and/or suffered horrific injuries after doing the same... TVN's own Reed Timmer, then a naive freshman meteorology student, narrowly avoided being engulfed by the Bridge Creek F-5 by doing the same thing, and has publicly spoken against this practice ever since. DO NOT USE OVERPASSES AS TORNADO SHELTERS!!!!! For more information on this subject, please visit this link: www.srh.noaa.gov
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tornado, newcastle, oklahoma, may 24, 2011, overpass, injuries, damage, highway, video, footage
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0 #1 lawdog716 2011-09-16 22:03
This was in Blanchard Oklahoma, not Newcastle. This footage was shot from NE 55th south towards Rockwell near the flat lands then back north near Sleepy Hollow Addition and back to I-44 and 76.
 

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