Tornado Tears Through Mississippi: Video

Here's an incredible clip of a massive tornado that charged through Hattiesburg, Mississippi earlier today. Watch as the storm chaser recording the video boldly drives toward the storm and passes through the destruction, which include mangled cars and uprooted trees, just caused by the twister.

Thankfully, no deaths have been reported though there has been heavy damage to the area. Watch the awesome power of mother nature, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I'm gonna be a bit nasty here, but if they need disaster relief, I think it should be held up a bit, just like the South did to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    Posted by: CB | Feb 11, 2013 4:51:10 AM

  2. Are there THAT many gays in Hattiesburg? Why is God punishing them?

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 11, 2013 9:02:52 AM

  3. Are there THAT many gays in Hattiesburg? Why is God punishing them?

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 11, 2013 9:02:54 AM

  4. I will never describe a storm chaser as "bold", especially when the only thing they're doing to a tornado is filming it.

    Posted by: Billy | Feb 11, 2013 10:04:45 AM

  5. Luckily no one was killed.

    Out of curiosity, what kind of insurance policy can you get in tornado prone areas? Will the federal government back it up like they do in coastal areas damaged by hurricanes and what not?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 11, 2013 10:10:44 AM

  6. Wishing all the best to the people of Hattiesburg and USM.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 11, 2013 10:27:10 AM

  7. @Ratbastard: It is my understanding that Homeowner's and other insurance policies issued in tornado prone areas exclude damages caused by "high winds". I know from personal experience (having lived in South Florida) that most insurers will not cover damage resulting from hurricanes in some areas. In Florida, the state has an "insurance pool" to provide coverage. Premiums, as well as deductibles are quite high and the pool's funding probably wouldn't be enough to cover damages resulting from a major storm. In such cases, FEMA provides low interest loans to rebuild. In essence, without government help, you're on you own.

    Posted by: Bob R | Feb 11, 2013 10:31:44 AM

  8. @Bob R,

    Yes, this is also my understanding. What gets me is the government basically subsidizes bad choices made by people to build in hurricane prone or flooding prone areas. They are subsidizing a business model, and rarely do the people being subsidize acknowledge their 'capitalism' isn't capitalism.

    Tornados are a different story,IMO. Hurricane alley is a huge stretch of territory and there's no telling where a tornado may touch down.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 11, 2013 11:23:32 AM

  9. @MAC,

    LOL. Really? Where and when? And no I'm not ugly. Scary? Maybe a little.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 11, 2013 4:05:11 PM

  10. Hattiesburg is located in Forrest County, MS, named after the first Grand Wizard of the KKK. I wonder if Pat Robertson will have anything to say about that if he starts rambling on about God's retribution?

    Posted by: Kendall | Feb 11, 2013 4:05:50 PM

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