Twisters caught in action: 7 videos too close for comfort
Watch 7 videos powerful tornados from safety whille the photographers feel the wind.
Tornadoes struck the South again this week. Storm chasers intentionally seek out the storm while some shocked bystanders find themselves too close for comfort. They shared their video with FOX Weather.
"Oh my god," exclaimed the homeowner who watched a tornado form on the opposite bank of Lake Blackshear in Georgia from her home.
Storm chaser Brandon Copic caught a tornado in Leslie, Georgia crossing the road in front of him. "Look at that thing go," he marveled before he willed the SUV in front of him to stop. "Watch out buddy. It's coming right at you."
At one point you can hear him yell, "Back up, back up," as the twister veered toward the car.
This is a different view of the Sumter County tornado. Watch it pick up trees and branches as it moves through a stand on Wednesday.
Despite the impressive size, no damage or injuries were reported from the tornado, Nigel Poole Emergency Management Director of Sumter County told FOX Weather.
Tuesday, a tornado hit Bryan County, Georgia. One woman was killed in Pembroke and numerous others were injured.
The same storm in Ellabell took Cliff Horton by surprise. His stepdaughter may be laughing now at his choice to photograph instead of taking shelter but clearly questioned the decision. She Tweeted, "Not my stepdad standing in the middle of a tornado…"
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"That is not good… crazy," said Horton on the video. Moments later he takes cover when debris swarms his home.
One couple found themselves caught up in swirling winds – dodging tree branches and large hunks of metal. They drove through the apparent tornado. At the most violent moment, the woman called out, "I love you baby," just in case.
Thankfully they escaped harm.
A storm chaser in Georgia caught a possible tornado crossing I-75 near Cordele, Georgia. Drivers heading toward the specter didn't even appear to slow down.
The severe storm threat continues through the night and into Thursday.
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