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Officials say overpass unsafe during tornado

Published on -7/1/2013, 8:12 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Weather officials in Tornado Alley have raised concerns about a scene in the new Superman movie that incorrectly portrays a highway overpass as a safe place to hide during a tornado.

The Wichita Eagle (http://is.gd/81Yshw) reports that in the "Man of Steel," Clark Kent's dad sees a tornado approaching as he's driving with his family. He then urges his family and other motorists to seek shelter under a highway overpass.

That contradicts the tornado safety information put out by weather officials. The National Weather Service says an overpass may actually be one of the worst places to seek shelter from a tornado because it puts people at risk of being hurt by flying debris.

Warner Bros. says the film is fiction and events depicted aren't intended as emergency preparedness advice.

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