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Storm chaser and who has seen his share of twisters could not believe his eyes.
When he caught up with the tornado that devastated war yesterday afternoon almost 24 hours ago exactly.
He says the monster that leveled this town was far worse than the EF five tornado that took almost the same path in 1999 listen here.
There's a great.
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So it's something that's a house and air.
Certain was warrants mcewing as the storm chaser you just heard in that video he joins me now by phone Lawrence.
One of the amazing things in your video is seeing this sleepy.
And these homes that are still intact.
Moments before the storm were completely ravaged the area what -- -- when you hear somebody say there's a house.
In the air in what kind of debris were you seeing.
As far away from that storm is you work.
That's where -- my -- -- project chamber that was there is the voice you -- -- -- striking.
We're two -- who is brilliant -- -- in the trial at that point just stop our web.
More home -- that were weaker.
So I'm -- armed when he figured out that we.
-- -- walked toward virtual renewal -- happened and that area that was being there.
Well I just I mean it is it not mean that we were shot.
And debris falling on when -- very -- equipment tornado I mean we're we're talking to the woman say installation.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Was following -- at that point.
Hey you're a storm -- this -- you know something that you've done before but the folks who -- out on the road when you were out of the road.
Who were they where were they going if you know everywhere -- where -- of these people who you grew up with going to find shelter or -- Kinda let things go and Oklahoma is that you got a lot of really -- people.
And the kind of leave their house and try to -- about the storm.
What's this storm adept at playing deployment may third it -- certainly had a lot of -- we have all sporting event warning would make better.
That wasn't the case but that's what you do you have about fifteen minutes that we have with this storm did so there with a lot of traffic -- -- As this tornado was coming through that that he.
And it is -- we've been shaking -- for -- cheers.
And we have never -- A tornado.
Like this without much traffic out that quote -- -- tornado before.
What was it about this one that was so.
-- and and you know impressive for lack of a better word.
The track but aren't that it -- -- There is gonna hit without more sound more has really developed over the last ten years -- -- you -- back many Irvine in 99 there was hardly.
There's many neighborhood there ain't about more and stop more really walked the a lot more than what nor more proud.
And did did going to the outside this city.
I mean it's I mean look I mean -- is again -- the completely out of that a lot of war.
Help -- understand is somebody who grew up in more.
It seems like that the town was functioning close to normal yesterday it in the morning and and we knew that there -- going to be storms there were warnings of potentially severe twisters coming through.
But school is in session businesses were open is that normal I mean is to people generally go about their day to day lives until they hear those sirens.
Do you wish it that there's no I don't want -- tornado -- where they I don't.
Did like where they were released cooled a little early I know they want to like really early and they are kind of shut that down -- -- was.
The people are -- -- that happened two years ago.
Ben bella in the case of this one and -- the -- would not back -- yesterday I mean that there was a lot of -- issued by the storm prediction center.
They don't you know they're tornados pushed into -- -- on the aircraft.
And they're going to campus that -- by the storm prediction and now they haven't actually it's a tornado bare page it's it's something you don't normally they.
Right you listen to very Lawrence we're glad you're okay thank you for sharing your video my -- Cutting short want to get.
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