Video catches Tuscaloosa tornado as it passes overhead

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, May 16, 2011 10:15 EDT
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The massive tornados that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama nearly a month ago, on April 27, produced a number of stunning videos — but none of them hold a candle to this one.

In the latest clip, one unlucky filmmaker gazes upon the funnel as it literally passes over the top of his residence. Thankfully, nobody appeared to be injured.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for others state-wide. The tornado outbreak last month caused a total of 238 deaths, authorities said. It was Alabama’s worst natural disaster since tornadoes killed over 300 people in 1932.

This video is from YouTube user MrEverduarte.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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