posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 11:03 PM
a reply to: Sillyolme
I would rather think of them as brave and selfless taking those risks.
That would be another statement that is beyond debate.
I have been through a few smaller tornadoes, and have seen with my own eyes the damage a major tornado can do. A hurricane has winds as strong as most
tornadoes, and it covers an area orders of magnitude larger. I like to think I understand a hurricane's intensity, but I wouldn't bet money on it.
I remember a time when I was young. A small (F-1 or weak F-2) tornado jumped the mountain range beside the road Dad and I were on. I didn't see it
right away but Dad did. He steered the truck into a deep ditch. As I looked over and up trying to figure out what just happened, the vortex came
across. I saw directly into that swirling mass of insane madness. I doubt I'll ever forget that day.
To purposely interject oneself into that sort of hell on that massive a scale to advance science and save lives is an act of heroism of the highest
order IMO. It also takes a certain amount of personal insanity. So how about we split the difference and call them "brave, selfless nuts"?
BTW, it's been a long, long time since I felt compelled to star one of your posts. Well done, Silly. Well done.