Tupelo Tornado Weatherman Takes Off Mid-Report On Live TV [Video]


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A severe weather system tore through central and southern states on Monday, leaving more than 30 dead. The town of Tupelo, Mississippi was hit with a tornado which left a number of businesses destroyed, though complete damage assessment is still underway.

Social media has allowed Tupelo residents to share boots-on-the-ground photos of the damage on Instagram on Twitter, giving the rest of the country a more intimate look at how severe weather can pretty much put the kibosh on your day-to-day, to say the least.

You can see some of those photos below, but the main exhibit is up top. In it, the WTVA-TV crew evacuates in the middle of a live weather report when the meteorologist hears that the tornado has touched down and is approaching the station. Though he looks pretty nervous throughout the report, he rallies some courage and points the station crew to the basement before walking off himself.

Eerily, WTVA-TV remains on-air despite the station’s evacuation.

Check it out up top. Below are a number of photos from the Tupelo tornado destruction shared by residents on Twitter:

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Dusten Carlson
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