If you've ever been caught in the midst of a major natural disaster, unfortunately, it's not difficult to visualize the destructive power of nature. For those of us who haven't, mere numbers or weather-talk may not translate fully into real-word effects.
But the Weather Channel has been crafting some sobering, frightening, and visually impressive videos that help people understand how terrible nature's fury can really be. Using mixed reality based on the gaming engine Unreal, the Weather Channel drops real people in the midst of simulated natural disasters. The purpose of the videos is to remind people to stay safe during intense weather. Here's three for you to check out:
Hurricane Florence Flooding Levels
When we hear "6 feet of water" on television, it sounds like a lot--but do we really know what it looks like? In this video, Greg Postel gets digitally dropped in the middle of the Hurricane Florence flooding to show how bad it gets.
The Effects of an EF-5 Tornado
This one's a little long (and maybe even a little cheesy), but this video featuring the bad weather man himself, Jim Cantore, provides some surprising stats and helpful tips for staying safe during a tornado. Power lines fall, cars are dropped from the sky, so don't miss it.
This is a really fascinating video about lightning and the effects it can have--shown through a super cool slowed-down lightning strike on a tree.
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