Jun 062013

See on Scoop.itTornado

Storm chasers, the media and the public face complex questions in the aftermath of the El Reno, Oklahoma, EF5 tornado.

Ian Archibald‘s insight:

Last Friday was a very sad day for many of us, as the lives of many a storm chasers hero Tim Samaras, his son, Paul and life long friend Carl Young and others were unfortunately lost during a terrifying EF-5 2.6 mile wide monster tornado.

The video footage contained here can be very disturbing for some, and perhaps not suitable for young children (no blood, or injuries shown). But very important for many of us to realize the power of mother nature. She will do what she wants, when she wants. Having chased severe weather for more than 20 years, I am glad not to have been near El Reno last Friday. 

I will leave you with this thought. Take tornado warnings seriously. Even though 70% of tornado warned storms never drop a tornado, there is no reason to be any less vigillant. Don’t assume anything. If you see severe weather approaching, take every possible precaution. Know where to go, and how to get there. 


Be safe, and as Tim said in his last tweet, "Stay Weather Savvy".


We will miss you, Tim. RIP

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Hello! My name is Ian and I have been addicted to weather since I was about 3. My hero growing up wasn't the police man, superman or even a teacher. Mine was a Meteorologist named Percy Saltzman. I have been chasing storms for a long as I can remember and according to my doctor, I am NOT crazy. I am a storm chaser, weather freak, Social Media Educator, amateur Photographer, speaker and father of Twins.

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