An Oklahoma man has posted to YouTube what appears to be cell-phone video of the formation of the deadly tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon.
“The birth of the May 20, 2013 tornado. Moved from there to Moore where it turned into an F4. God be with its victims.”—Charles Cook
Cook reportedly shot the video from a Newcastle, Oklahoma, parking lot while sitting in his car, and his son posted a link to the footage on Reddit.com.
“Incredible video my Dad took of the May 20th tornado FORMING and destroying everything in its path near Newcastle. He was out that way for work today and just happened to be in the right place at the right time. He was worried it was going to come back at him and was searching for a way to scoot out [of its] way once he was able to gauge how insanely close it was to him. He hung in there, though. Unbelievable.”—son of Charles Cook, Reddit.com user
For more on the video, see Video: Watch the Moore tornado form.
Storm 5-20-13 5:46 Video