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Well good morning everyone that we are up early to bring you the very latest on a massive twisters that tore through the midwest last night.
Leaving at least five people dead.
And what you just saw there was Brandon Sullivan -- a Storm Chasers and try to get away from a massive -- looking off to the right of his car seeing a black wall as he described and here's a look at exactly what I was running from and then almost pre death terror that we -- seeing this is a view from inside.
It was a good.
Part of a barn that it hit his windshield here and smashed his windshield -- Branagh right there were the only storm chaser out there in fact take a look at this this video shot by Greg Johnson.
Who says he was never more afraid for his life.
Yeah and -- -- that video here and and I believe that's Greg Johnson's car we can see from moment to actually going also rode.
In -- -- -- video that is video shot by Greg Johnston and on his website see it streaming there tornado -- dot com -- joins us now live on the phone this morning Greg take us back to that scene so we saw from going to Storm Chasers on the same road Brandon video capture and what was going on with you on the side of the road but what was happening there.
Well it it was actually the most terrifying moment in my life and I know it's probably cliched -- talk to both.
Your light flashing before your eyes but that really.
That really happened to turn them.
What what made it so I mean you do this all the time what made this -- so particularly terrifying.
Yeah you know what it was it was really.
A situation where.
We're doing all the things that we would normally do -- more storm chasing.
Positioning correctly -- you know I think made a lot of -- right moves are all the great moves.
It be where we would be needed to be.
What did the storm had a late it's known and it need what we call right turn and there's the tornado literally.
-- for moving due east.
To moving in the southwest direction and it caught a lot of people off guard and because of the traffic it was so they're the kind of gave it -- if they happen that.
We really had no way to.
Get out of the -- -- out of this tornado.
And so what happened to you Greg what happened to your vehicle at the time.
It started to move in the way that you hadn't expected.
Well as Brandon described it you know it you know that that black wall coming toward you.
We knew that that tornado was was basically upon us like it it.
But we knew that there was no possible way that we were going to be able -- run it.
On the road we -- -- and I'm so fortunate and I really almost like -- credit my baby my -- it was my driver Ricky or because.
Put the trust as we felt that the truck was maybe being listed.
Maybe felt that we were on the two -- He literally built the truck into the kitchen but it's you know maybe sixty to help.
That the wind was able to sort of get underneath about.
And like being in that gets it really felt like we were a much safer positions.
Completed at that.
Her for a few seconds there it felt like we were airport -- and a great were you in the tornado hunter truck that you drive.
Yeah administrative hearing the in in that Brandon video.
You can actually see sort of almost launch story in the air just -- that on the left hand side is video at one point had not gotten -- I've got a picture of your truck here on my iPad just to get -- -- -- -- Ford F 150 sort of built out so that this thing can handle this you've got so all satellite tracking equipment inside here.
The -- A -- -- mother this is a pretty heavy car that he tossed around it and don't.
Yes you know it it it's really been built few weeks and that sort of thing and honestly.
It is it what if it didn't have -- -- protective coating on the outside I honestly don't know if we would have survived it literally that entire army are.
-- It's like it just beat out of twister mean literally that's hardly -- went right over our head.
Probably hit the side of the truck the truck it's been a lot of damage.
It was it was -- back.
Well we're happy -- here okay Greg thanks for sharing your video with us and good work on your driver's parts.
We appreciate seeing these pictures and we're just happy that everybody survived in your car please let me say thanks to do it.
Thanks -- it -- it.
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