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Camera footage shows destruction from deadly Illinois tornado as it happened

Friday, December 13th, 2013 6:48am MDT
Screenshot of a video showing four angles just as a tornado strikes Washington, Illinois on November 17, 2013.

Screenshot of a video showing four angles just as a tornado strikes Washington, Illinois on November 17, 2013. (YouTube)

Last month a tornado outbreak visited death and destruction across multiple states in the nation’s midsection. Security camera footage just release by a homeowner in Illinois whose house was destroyed captures the destruction as it happens.

Over 100 tornadoes spanning seven states were reported on November 17. While the actual number of twisters was likely lower due to duplicates, it was an extraordinary tornado outbreak, particularly given how late in the year it occurred.

The tornado that struck Washington, IL on that fateful day has been determined to be an EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

This week a YouTube user by the name of ‘athlon770’ released security camera footage of the event.

From four different cameras , the video shows exterior views as the tornado approaches and the wind starts throwing debris. In the climax, the inside of the home virtually explodes as it takes a direct strike from the twister.

Following the video, the user adds still photos of the aftermath. It is truly a devastating scene.

Read the rest of this story and check out the video on Examiner.com

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