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Storm chasers get hit by farm equipment

Storm Chasers Get Hit by Farm Equipment

Storm chasers never miss a good twister, and sometimes the tornadoes just barely miss them.


Just ask these storm chasers in McCool Junction, Nebraska.

Sunday night, the group of three professionals and 10 guests led by George Kourounis drove right underneath a newly formed tornado.



At first they spotted a twister in the distance and were trying to drive near it when another one was created right next to them.

Before they knew it, the twister caught up with them and a piece of farm equipment came flying into the air, crashing into one of their windshields.

Fortunately no one was hurt in this storm smack down.

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dwtomczyk May 14 2014 at 5:46 AM

they chase tornado's. what do you expect.

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coopdabomb May 14 2014 at 11:40 AM

Fortunately no one was hurt in this storm smack down. But they did have to change their pants...

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Odens Fist May 14 2014 at 11:55 AM

Well, if you're going to chase storms/tornadoes, you might get hurt or killed.

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hokanut May 14 2014 at 9:37 PM

Nothing "flew into the air". A sprinkler blew over sideways. Never left the ground.

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KMCCLA May 14 2014 at 8:40 PM

Situational awareness. That is the one thing that they teach -- drill -- into us as spotters. One thing these guys did not have was situational awareness, otherwise they would have not put themselves in danger like they did. I am not a chaser -- however, I am a trained (and certified) spotter. While I do not actively go out and spot, I do know what to look for, and how to pay attention. They did several things wrong, and it nearly got them killed. There are two type of chasers -- those in it for the science, to actively get data and information concerning the development of the storm. The other type is the thrill and shoot video in order to sell it and make a few bucks. For them it is about the chase, and getting the so called perfect shot. When it comes to tornados and storms, always pay attention not only to the storm, but everything round you as well. Situational Awareness -- it will save your life.

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woodies123 May 14 2014 at 1:12 PM

swimmers ran into something they didn't expect, sharks...its the ocean , duh, sharks live there, and tornado winds toss big things around and these knuckleheads are surprised? where do I send the pile of who gives a crap.

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tdiplaci May 14 2014 at 7:30 PM

I loke to look at several stories on here and am so frigging sick and tired of the worthless commercials. Does ANYONE actually watch the crap they try to force on us? I NEVER watch them, but mute them until they are over. Now, as for the "flying" piece of farm equipment, it merely rolled over from the wind.

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rodneydsharp tdiplaci May 14 2014 at 8:23 PM

I agree, but such is the life we live. It's very much like television commercials in previous decades. They were so very annoying!!!!

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wlh1923 tdiplaci May 14 2014 at 9:36 PM

Ad Blocker has been around for a REALLLLLLLLLY long time. Try it and stop complaining.

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Joe Fam wlh1923 May 14 2014 at 9:42 PM

Tell us more. How does one access it.?

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coslax1 May 14 2014 at 2:55 PM

How many windshields did they have on their car?

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alans022 May 14 2014 at 3:30 PM

So you're saying objects can become dangerous flying around in a tornado?

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lthrnck68 May 14 2014 at 3:46 PM

Who says that art doesn't imitate life? Remember Twister?

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