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North Texas Tornado
Thu May 16, 2013
VIDEO: University of Oklahoma Storm Chaser Captures Texas Twister
The twister that ripped through the town of Granbury, Tex. Wednesday night killed at least six people and injured dozens of others.
The National Weather Service classified the deadly Texas twister as a powerful EF4, with winds up to 200 miles-per-hour.
“It started as a wall of rain, suddenly the rain wrapped around and this large tornado emerged from the rain," Burress says. “As soon as we saw it, we wanted to let people know this was a very large and dangerous tornado.”
Burress says they were at a safe distance, about five miles away, when they captured video of the wedge tornado.
“When you see this large tornado coming at you, you know that it’s probably devastating someone’s life, and you can’t do anything about it,” Burress says.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.