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Surviving the pole shift:

Offered by Ron.

A hood of a car is an ingenious cover for a trench. I consider any cover for a hole or trench a challenge to tie or anchor down. I think the chances of it blowing away to be great. A lot would depend on what is shielding the wind on all sides. I think even then there is a great chance of it being sucked up when the pressure drops suddenly as the eye of a hurricane goes over head. If the pressure drops 5-10 lb/sq. inch (it may be greater than this I am not sure at this time) this would translate to 72 to 144 lb./sq. ft (for every sq. ft of internal area) internal force trying to lift it up. This I think would suck almost any covering up into the sky no matter how well it is secured. If one had a way to rapidly relieve the pressure without letting in the high winds then this approach may work better.

If one plans to use this approach. I recommend wearing a heavy duty padded jacket and clothing along with a helmet and visor. If the roof blows off and you can still hold on and stay in the hole you will undoubtedly get pelted with rocks and sand blasted with small particles of dirt. If you are lucky a tree tumbling along or a big rock being blown along the surface of the earth will not flatten or puncture you or your car hood cover. I consider the "cover a ditch" approach to be highly risky. I haven't been able to lower the risk much, so haven't posted anything on it in the past.

Offered by Mike.