Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Scary Video: Tornado Hits Mobile Walgreens

Up here in Vermont, we're expecting a big snowstorm tomorrow. We'll probably get more than a foot of snow from the storm, which is coming up from the Gulf Coast and will turn into a nor'easter.

For Vermont, the big snowstorm is probably more good than bad. The ski areas aren't complaining about it, given the fact it's the Christmas vacation week, and a lot of tourists and locals have been jonesing for a good powder day.
A tornado sweeps through Mobile, Alabama
on Christmas Day.

The price paid for this snow is the same storm system that is giving us this dump of white spun off a bunch of tornadoes in the Deep South.

Surveillance video of one tornado as it hit a Mobile, Alabama Walgreens just came out. One interesting thing is you notice is how the people there go from curious, to awestruck, to terrified as the storm approaches.

Luckily, nobody gets seriously hurt, though some people got cuts and other injuries from flying glass. It looks like the interior of the store stayed largely intact, which means the people who wisely ran to the back of the store, away from the windows were able to ride the thing out OK.

It is a pretty fascinating video. Watch:

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! That's quite a sight!

    Margo Howland