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Office worker in Italy records whistling tornado

WATCH: Office Worker In Italy Records Whistling Tornado Outside

A tornado ripped through northern Italy Tuesday, sending most people to seek shelter, but you know there's always that one person. One man chose to whip out his camera, instead.

According to CBS, 'Debris swirled in the air as the twister got closer. As it slammed into the office, workers were able to get away from the windows.'

A local newspaper, Gazzetta Di Modena, reports the storm caused 'extensive damage to structures, buildings, warehouses, fields (and) orchards.'

Posts concerning storm damage were swirling following the twister.

Twitter users have been using the names of affected areas as hashtags to share updates.

Although Italy is no tornado alley, twisters are not uncommon.

According to Weather Underground Severe Weather Expert Greg Forbes, Italy has 'the sixth highest tornado density (per 10,000 square miles) of all nations where such data exists.'

The areas hit hardest have already created a special plan to remove debris between now and May 5.

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lesturgill May 05 2014 at 7:13 PM

These AOL/Huff Post "Newsy" videos are beyond frustrating and totally worthless!! First we have to watch a commercial (currently Comcast Xfinity, which I swear I will never, ever in a million years get because of this irritating commercial!!!!!!) Then we get to see maybe 5-6 second video bite of what the story is actually about. (If you reached for a cookie, you missed it!) And then, we get to watch the Newsy floozey of the day read cutesy catch phrases from a teleprompter. What a total waste of EVERYONE'S time!!!!!

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kimcrdr May 05 2014 at 12:31 PM

atleast he didn't get hurt but next time I do hope they take better precautions and NOT try to film a tornado!

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barryaclarke May 05 2014 at 10:36 AM

This is a "small" twister, maybe an EF1. Even though many went to a shelter, if you're in a concrete building, your threat of injury will come from windows breaking with flying debris. Obviously this photographer knew this because he wasn’t hurt and got some excellent footage of the tornado and moved away from the threat of being hurt before anything serious happened to him. Sorry to the rude commenters calling him an idiot, but only idiots don't have an interstanding of what's going on around them................

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Nikki barryaclarke May 05 2014 at 11:33 AM

Many folks do not realize that closing blinds also helps keep debri from coming in. Also - if you see the "white" funnel cloud - it is near your door. I doubt this guy understood the danger.

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thundt1775 May 05 2014 at 8:42 AM

This is all Obama's fault.

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Dan thundt1775 May 05 2014 at 9:14 AM

No matter where you look you can always find an IDIOT!

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bobcornerstone May 05 2014 at 10:08 AM

Did anyone else see the witch on that bicycle.

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spldrtnbrt May 05 2014 at 10:34 AM

Please god give me the power to punch people through pictures/videos

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bigred8690 May 05 2014 at 8:57 AM

One of the most dangerous about tornados is that they can't occur in built-up areas. A tornado hit downtown Nashville TN in the late 1990s. Blew out windows in high-rise buildings.

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leslie May 05 2014 at 1:15 PM

They should have bought some of al gore's carbon credits and this would have never happened!

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Ricardo May 05 2014 at 3:05 PM

Maybe they are worshiping Satan as they do in the USA:


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crowland503 May 05 2014 at 5:36 PM

Is this a remake of the Wizard of Oz? Hillary as Dorothy, with Nancy as The Scare Crow with no brains, Harry as the Tin Man with no heart, and Barak as the Cowardly Lion! After the house falls upon Jay Carney in Obamaville, how many munchkin Democratic politicians will hide from her due to Obamacare? As Hillary sings and tap dances towards the Emerald City, will the Wicked Witch, starring Hillary in a duel role, send the Republican monkeys after her and the gang? So, my little dearie, will Dorothy throw water onto the Witch to save Toto? Will Hilary meet the Great and Wonderful Oz? Oz, played by Slick Willie, who tells her to click her heels three times, take two aspirins, and call for the Republican President elected in 2016; mean while everyone can enjoy eating "cold duck" soup!

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