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Humor about the 75 mile an hour winds and -- straight into the eye of the storm like -- Image that's right.
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One of the voices inside that vehicle is that every -- storm -- for TV and weather dot com with me now inside that car and -- good morning to you.
Can you hear me okay morning.
Yes I hear much voice was yours inside that vehicle.
Well there -- couple lob voices in there there's Jim can Torre and mine and now we're both and -- -- -- high -- Biden is intense they're going to have dinners that was.
What where were you and what I guess how far away were you from the cloud to funnel cloud of -- -- screen.
Well when -- first -- right there that was right here.
Admit -- I was crossing I 35 and admin dodged a bullet I mean there is some damage there are these that -- admitted and that tornado continued to intensify -- moved -- -- wealth then.
Grew in size it was about a quarter mile wide and a half mile wide -- -- wider as they headed from -- then and now we -- the town of Dallas and -- severe damage ranch house the house and pull people out and -- here were inside the tornadoes we saw as you're approaching.
I saw that -- get lifted straight -- -- -- must have been 200 miles per hour.
And that's -- -- -- all draft lives those tornadoes can be equally as damaging the horizontally rotating winds.
And that's why we have our armored vehicles as the measure those wind speeds inside.
They're -- you say you were inside that tornado for a moment what did that feel like.
The -- we have vehicles that are custom built to withstand those -- -- they have not -- are auditors it will go into the ground -- before it is even at pavement with the whole vehicles vibrating back and forth your ears -- inside and the other -- and -- -- that are rotating around us with a miniature tornadoes that go around to multiple vortex tornado.
And those are going around behind us in front of us and above us is a massive cone tornado and -- we got hit by all of those suction borders is a whole vehicle was vibrating.
And guys doubly scary instinct tells you to get out of there but he also trust the engineering vehicle to keep us -- and measure those complex dynamics inside a tornado and see how long.
When its -- raised their -- is there ever moment where you say we should get out of here.
Every single time there's a voice in the back here have that says that but we trust in the engineering vehicle how to do this for fifteen years getting close to tornadoes.
And our vehicle -- 101000 pounds -- hydraulics look at drop -- to the ground.
And now we're streaming that video -- can't -- our Gerald Ford Oklahoma City the whole entire time -- -- -- warned in the past these storms.
Then we drop south of the saudis storm.
And -- -- a very violent tornado.
And they it's terrible to hear any loss of life.
But it's a miracle that only one person loss of life and that damage that is the destruction it was devastating news out jingles flipped over the side of the road everywhere very devastated.
Two more quick questions is this mostly farmland or are there many structures where you were at that point.
Right here this is mostly farmland but just is that -- that's kind of talents and then.
Whilst they're about also to solve -- he is a relatively populated area and that area sustained significant damage in the west side of town.
Just in the south there's some severe structural damage.
And digs an aerial shot shoot it -- down the very strong tornado that was about a half.
Half mile wide -- at least -- that would crossed I forty which is one of the main east west roads there and now we sought trailers flipped.
I heard reports of people ejected in their vehicles.
And it could have been much worse situation and today it looks like more strong threat of potential Oklahoma once against will be out there are three armored vehicles.
Trying to relay reports that the weather service and I can't alarm in Oklahoma and also do our research and that's -- -- -- these vehicles trying to better understand the complex dynamics.
The base of the storm of these safe when you're out there okay -- -- -- got a story to tell thank you share with us.
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