"Man of Steel" under fire for tornado advice

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Updated: 6/13/2013 1:20 pm Published: 6/13/2013 1:19 pm

The new Superman movie is under fire for a scene where a character tells people to take shelter in an underpass as a tornado approaches.

In the film Clark Kent’s father, played by Kevin Costner, repeatedly urges his family and other motorists to go to the highway underpass for safety during tornadic storms. That’s the opposite of what the National Weather Service recommends people do to stay safe.

The NWS advises people to get out of the tornado's path or seek shelter in a sturdy, well-constructed building.

Warner Bros. released a statement the movie "is a work of fiction and events depicted in the movie are not intended, nor should they be seen, to offer any emergency preparedness advice.”

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larsrankick - 6/17/2013 10:52 AM
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Hey karl, http://www.tornadochaser.net/overpass.html. There's your evidence. Going into a ditch is still your best bet. Sadly, the strength of tornadoes as well as any debris may have taken away that option, but do not put your family into a wind tunnel.

karlschneider - 6/13/2013 8:59 PM
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Last month, several residents in Moore died when the suggested action "take shelter in a ditch" was taken. NO PERSON who sought shelter underneath an overpass was hurt...in fact I don't think that has ever happened. But don't do it, say the "experts" (who also told us for years don't eat eggs)

Unwashed Mass - 6/13/2013 2:21 PM
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Warner Brothers is hardly a pillar of social responsibility.
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