Tornados

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by rasorinc, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. CatBuilder

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    Yeah, that does look like storm surge (flood) damage from the hurricane.
     
  2. Leo Lazauskas
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    Adelaide survived a 3.3 magnitude earthquake earlier this year that knocked over a chair!!!!1!!!
     
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    hoytedow I'm not a cat.

  4. Boston

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    yup, hurricanes do tend to pack a double whammy, If the wind doesn't get you, the flooding just might. Tornado's are a breed of there own. Granted a hurricane often spawns a number of tornado's, they don't last long, once they hit the water, they tend to dissipate.

    I think your right about most folks just don't realize how amazingly strong a tornado is

    how about tornado VS train

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azV5bC2br-Q

    tornado VS house

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Q1sU8rD2Q

    anyway look up F5 tornado on U tube if you want to see about a zillion of them
     
  5. Fanie
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    Bloody Americans that leave their flag up, even in storms eh :D
    Could even be the flag. If they all had flags the whole place may still be there :rolleyes:

    I think even if you are in a brick building and something heavy like another house's roof gets throwed at it it could take walls out. I saw a documentary where the tiles got blowed off, once they start going it looks like a flock of birds taking off. Now just throw one of them tiles up and let it drop on your head. Then throw it at a few 100 km/hr... it's faster than a cricketer can throw a ball !

    I've been in some wind that one could consider a bad storm only where you walk 45 deg to get ahead, if it rains it hurts, don't want to know if it hails, and if it's tennis ball sized it can probably also take walls out.

    Perhaps one should find an old mine and live in it. The carpets are going to be expensive in the corridors though being that long... and it's going to take you a while to get to the toilet if you're in another room... Just thinking out loud.
     
  6. Boston

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    thats why a solid 8" concrete wall is about the only thing that stops tornado debris, which is what kills most people. Roof Floors and walls all need to be solid, all doors windows and any other opening will need bear shutters. Automated bear shutters, Wind speed activated preferably.

    Its really hard and damn expensive to build a trully tornado proof house.

    its really common for some pretty flimsy stuff to end up piercing something very solid when its subjected to say 300 mph winds

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  7. whitepointer23

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    i hope everyone was okay.
     
  8. whitepointer23

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    amazing pic boston, it is hard to imagine that nature can do that. reminds me of a story i heard about a navy boat here that had its steel hand rails bent into u shapes and torn out of the deck when it got caught in a storm.
     
  9. philSweet
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    It's a captain's prerogative, whats your point??:D:D:D
     
  10. die_dunkelheit
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    It's against the flag code, unless it's a "weather proof" flag, but even considering "weather proof" there is a different part of the flag code that says you are supposed to take steps to prevent it from damage, which could be interpreted as "take down 'weather proof' flags if weather conditions exceed what it is designed to endure."

    That being said, to protect freedom of speech the flag code is not law. That way we can use the flag (being a symbol) inappropriately (according to flag code) to symbolize something, which is protected by the first amendment. That also being said, some people just don't care, and yes they leave their flags out when they should not.


    I've always thought building a bunker as a house would be fun. Maybe leave one side exposed, as if in the side if a hill and the hillside wall is exposed. You've got to have some sunlight right?
     
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    It's good it was a tough Texas flag.
     
  12. Boston

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    there's a flag code ?
     
  13. Leo Lazauskas
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    Are the first few houses in this group of images what you had in mind?
    I've always thought they would be perfect in some parts of Australia (if they can be waterproofed reliably and cheaply).

    https://www.google.com/search?q=und...ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CB4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1061&bih=578
     
  14. Red Right Return
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    Modern brick houses aren't all they're cracked up to be. Most suburb brick houses have a brick wall built on a shelf next to a stud wall. Metal ties connect them, but the stick built walls are carrying the loads. The brick is for looks. Brick is strong in compression but weak in adhesion to one another. I don't think it's being used properly. People want good insulation and warm dry mold free walls. They don't buy houses based on structure. The stone ends up in granite countertops.
     

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