Watch Incredible Footage Of The Oklahoma Tornado Going From 0 To 200 MPH In Seconds

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05.21.13 37 Comments

As of this morning, 51 people, including 20 children, were killed during last night’s tornado strike in Oklahoma City, which also left over 40,000 homes without power. Some are calling it, as Burnsy noted, the “most destructive tornado in the history of the world,” with wind speeds reaching up to 200 MPH. Curious what a 200-MPH tornado forming in mere seconds looks like? Take a look at the terrifying video below, shot by “Charles Cook.”

Charles’s son, “solvitNOW,” who uploaded the video to Reddit, said:

He was out that way for work today and just happened to be in the right place at the right time. He was worried it was going to come back at him and was searching for a way to scoot out it’s way once he was able to gauge how insanely close it was to him. He hung in there, though. Unbelievable. (Via)

Me, I would’ve driven away from that spinning funnel of destruction and never looked back. Way to be brave.


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