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Amateur Gets Too Close to Tuscaloosa Tornado - EF4!

Tuscaloosa Tornado Amateur Video

At this point most sane people run! For this intrepid soul,
it's just the beginning. 
If I could I too would be chasing tornados. I've had a fascination with them ever since I was a child. There's a family story passed around that when I was around four, as the family was hudled in the basement, they found me outside running in the direction of an approaching tornado. Were it not for the watchful eye of a protective sister, Orange County Photographer Mark Jordan may have been cut short of creating family portraits.


Regardless of shoe-horning portrait photography into my post, after watching this amateur video, you've got to question the sanity of anyone who would choose to keep videoing in face of almost certain death. Had the EF4 not changed its direction, the ending of this story would not have been as sunny. I think I may have something in common with this lover a violent weather (though I was only four and not a driving adult...).

EF4 Tuscaloosa Tornado Ripping Through University Parking Lot
You just have to wonder what the object are flying about...

The video your are about view is from the deadly EF4 tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011. The tornado video was taken from a parking lot in the University Mall parking lot. The tornado took 60 lives. 



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