SOME OF THE BEST PICTURES I’VE SEEN OF SUCH A BEAST !!!
Extreme weather is always terrifying, but this up-close footage of a tornado is nothing short of breathtaking, as its might is fully revealed.
Filmed on Sunday at Wray, Colorado, this storm was one of a series which have hit the state in recent days.
Five people were reported injured and buildings sustained damage when the tornado came to ground north of the town with around 2,340 residents.
The video, captured by stormchaser Reed Timmer for AccuWeather, shows the twister sweeping across the road in front of the camera.
The deafening sound of the wind even this distance away shows the force of the gale, which the endless debris being swept along reveals the destructive power.
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The storm, which developed to be half a mile wide, brought down about 40 telegraph poles, reported NBC News.
The Eastern Plains of Colorado were under warnings of more storms to come, with more than one million Kansas and Oklahoma residents also awaiting further news of possible extreme conditions