You won't find many things believable in the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. But one part of the film is dangerously inaccurate, according to John Trostel, director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Severe Storms Research Center. When a tornado appears in one scene, motorists are told to run from their cars and hide underneath a highway overpass.
According to the National Weather Service, this is one of the worst things you can do. The NWS website mentions that, by climbing under the overpass, you are exposing yourself to higher winds, as the winds both increase with height and the overpass acts like a wind tunnel by constricting the winds. Numerous people have died as a result of “sheltering” under an overpass.