Sunday, June 2, 2013

Why Cars and Tornadoes DON'T Mix...

We  the deepest condolences to those killed in the latest tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma, including the storm chasers.  The following are some photos I took last week in Moore OK which show WHY you should NOT SHELTER IN A CAR DURING A TORNADO....You are better off lying in a low spot on the ground:

I also saw the video of a storm chase car taking a hit on the windshield by debris that cracked the glass - and another TV car that got caught and rolled several times breaking out all the glass. We don't do cars but again a security film on that glass would provide breach protection. Car glass is TEMPERED - meaning it will break into small pieces that becomes flying shrapnel when hit - which can be lethal.

A safety film would contain the glass and provide support. If it did come out, it would be as one big piece instead of a thousand little ones flying through the air..unfortunately most car tinters only use that cheap 2 mil solar film that wouldn't stop anything but a solar ray. Security rated film of 8 mil is possible to put on a car - I put it on my van when i attended a hurricane show in McAllen TX on the Mexico border 3 years ago. I wanted it for burglar protection (it looked fine except for the back window that has a double curve). I can see how it would help more than issues of theft after recent events....

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