Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Incredible - Storm Chasers Take Direct Hit

Incredible footage taken by storm chasers northeast of Smith Center, Kansas on the same day that a killer tornado levelled Moore, Oklahoma. Filmed by Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey from inside a "tornado intercept vehicle" (TIV) - a tank-like vehicle based on the Dodge Ram 3500 and fitted with 1/8-inch steel plate armour and bullet-resistent Kevlar windows - this video captures the awesome brute force of a large wedge tornado as it passes over the TIV. Watch carefully as several images appear to show creatures and large debris flying by the windshield. Wind speeds were estimated at 280 kph (175 mph).

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