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Old 06-01-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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What are you supposed to do? What if you're on the 50th floor of a glass skyscraper? My building has safety drills and preparedness plans for all sorts of calamities, but not a tornado.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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What are you supposed to do? What if you're on the 50th floor of a glass skyscraper? My building has safety drills and preparedness plans for all sorts of calamities, but not a tornado.
click your heels together, "there's no place like home, there's no place like home."
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Go to the center most point of the building away from windows. Preferably a bathroom. If you want to talk about screwed where im from tornados are known to hit yet many new houses don't have basements. Time to die!
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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with all the crazy weather we are haveing it going to be a crazy hurricane & summer weather this year.

remember this statement ..this is the year that it could happen if the weather conditions are right and are you ready for it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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Damage wise, it would be similar to Atlanta...shattered windows, downed trees, lights, etc. And if I recall recently a tornado did strike down in one of the outer boroughs.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: New York City
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with all the crazy weather we are haveing it going to be a crazy hurricane & summer weather this year.

remember this statement ..this is the year that it could happen if the weather conditions are right and are you ready for it.
There was a tornado watch in place on Wednesday afternoon and some hit the outer boroughs last year. I don't think it's a huge risk, but most people don't associate tornados with New York.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:50 PM
 
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And if I recall recently a tornado did strike down in one of the outer boroughs.
Yes, in 2007 a tornado did damage to Sunset Park, Brooklyn 2007 NYC tornado
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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A tornado hitting manhattan would be the coolest thing ever. I can imagine all the transplants from the midwest saying stuff like oh geez not again, I escaaped the midwest to nyc because of these tornados. I can imagine a funnel half mile wide forming over central park and the just destroying everything in its wake.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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what about that tornado thing is brooklyn last year? I say 'thing' because I'm not sure if it was a full blown tornado but trees came down and the whole thing was kinda dramatic.
Basically, get away from windows and, if you can, into a low floor of a low building.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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A tornado hitting manhattan would be the coolest thing ever. I can imagine all the transplants from the midwest saying stuff like oh geez not again, I escaaped the midwest to nyc because of these tornados. I can imagine a funnel half mile wide forming over central park and the just destroying everything in its wake.
in a stange way it would be a fun to watch all he midwestern transplant's freaking out a little as the torando came down the middle of the manhattan and destoryed eveything in it path..

the hurricane season is on us and it going to be a bad one they are saying this year. so get ready fo it ..
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