Virginia tornadoes on YouTube
Posted April 29, 2008
Officials are still surveying the damage in southeastern Virginia, where three tornadoes touched down Monday afternoon. As of this morning, authorities said the storms injured more than 200 people.
Video of these tornado events usually show up on YouTube within a few hours, and the Virginia storms are no different. Here's a list of YouTube videos from a search for "Virginia tornado." I sorted them by date, with the newest at the top.
Here's an especially vivid video of one of the tornadoes. Toward the end, you see that the tornado disappears in the rain. Meteorologist Mike Moss in the Weather Center said it's a good example of how difficult it is to spot rain-wrapped tornadoes, which are more common in our area.
While these videos are fascinating to watch, many of these people are taking foolish risks by sticking around to get those shots. When you spot a tornado or hear a tornado warning, seek cover immediately.