Tornado captured on camera near Lynchburg, Virginia

Looks stovepipe-ish! A Tornado has been captured on camera near Lynchburg, Virginia – in/around Red House Road area to be precise – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Scott Bennett on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 11th May. Bennett posted the video on his official Twitter account…

…Below is another video of the Tornado. This video was captured by Justin Austin. Austin posted the video on his official Facebook account.

Find photos of damage and the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Bryan Allgood

Find more of our articles on Virginia-related Tornadoes here.

April 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak – relive the outbreak in video

RELATED: Videos of the Violent EF4 and EF5 Tornadoes on April 27, 2011

The April 2011 super Tornado outbreak was one of the biggest, deadliest and most destructive severe weather and Tornado outbreaks in the U.S. Suffice to say some of a handful of the Tornadoes that touched down during the outbreak struck heavily populated areas.

Regardless of alerts well in advance and short term warnings, the Tornadoes/storms killed three hundred and twenty one people and injured almost three thousand people, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA – Storm prediction Center – SPC).

Nearly three hundred and fifty Tornadoes touched down in around of the south, Midwest and northeast states of the U.S. A majority of the Tornadoes that touched down during the April 2011 super outbreak happened on the 27th April, according to the National Weather Service.

The most destructive Tornado, a multiple-vortex EF-4 Tornado, which took the lives of sixty five people and injured more than one thousand people alone swept through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama during the afternoon/evening on the 27th April.

Suffice to say, within a matter of minutes, ten per cent of Tuscaloosa was destroyed and more than one thousand six hundred people were left homeless – including the students of University of Alabama. It has to be said, the above mentioned Tornado was one point five miles wide with winds of one hundred and ninety miles per hour. 

The Tornado was on the ground for more than eighty miles.

It has to be stated: The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Tornado went onto to spawn other Tornadoes that “skipped” along a three hundred and eighty mile long path from Mississippi to North Carolina.

Three EF-5 Tornadoes, twelve EF-4 Tornadoes and twenty one EF-3 Tornadoes struck during the April 2011 super Tornado outbreak. Some of the violent storms coincided areas that were hit with severe weather and Tornadoes earlier in the month. April 2011 was a busy month!

A destructive and deadly Tornado outbreak took place on the 14th – 16th April, when one hundred and seventy eight Tornadoes touched down and resulted in the deaths of almost fourty people across parts of the Plains, south and eastern seaboard.

In closing, April 2011 saw a record seven hundred and fifty Tornadoes strike the U.S, according to the SPC – records go back to 1950.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it, now relive the April 2011 super outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.

Find an extensive video playlist of the Hackleburg/Phil Campbell EF5 Tornado below.

Furthermore, TV coverage and documentaries in regards to this outbreak can be found below.

UPDATE: A reader brought it to our attention that Smithville, Mississippi was struck by an EF-5 Tornado on the 27th April 2011 – watch two videos of the Tornado below.

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Video captures the moment two paramedics unwittingly drive into Tornado that struck Franklin County, Virginia

FIRST PERSON VIEW!

For your information, the Tornado struck this past Friday – Good Friday.

In the video below, watch the moment two paramedics unwittingly drive into the Tornado that struck Franklin County, Virginia.

Screen captures/photos can be found below – source credit goes to The Daily Mail.

Photo credit: The Daily Mail
Photo credit: The Daily Mail

The video was captured by (paramedic) Bryan Ferguson on the day the Tornado struck – 19th April. Suffice to say, the video has made national and international news.

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New video of the Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged

The newly-rated EF-3 Tornado struck this past Friday – 19th April.

New video of the Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged online – watch in the video below.

The quality of the video isn’t great but you can see it! The video was captured by Autumn Traux on the day the Tornado struck.

However, the video was posted by Fox 43’s Chelsea Koerbler on her official Facebook account.

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Look at it go! Dust devil captured on camera in Hanover County, Virginia

A dust devil has been captured on camera in Hanover County, Virginia – Mechanicsville to be precise – watch in the video below. 

The video was captured by Ken Shaner on the day the dust devil struck. The description for the video can be read below. 

“This dust devil just appeared in front of me at work yesterday.”

New photo of yesterday’s Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged

A new photo of yesterday’s Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged online – see below.

The caption for the above photo can be read below.

“Here’s the Franklin County #tornado from Jamie O’Bryant as it was about to cross 619 near the Recreation Park in Sontag.”

The photo was captured by Jamie O’Bryant on the day the Tornado struck – 19th April.

However, the photo was posted by Jamey Singleton (meteorologist) on his official Instagram account.

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Spectacular video of Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged online

Wow! Spectacular footage of Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged online – watch in the video below.

Video credit: Doug Jones

The video was captured by Doug Jones today – 19th April. It’s suffice to say the Tornado destroyed several homes.

UPDATE: Another video of this Tornado has emerged online – the quality is not great to say the least – but it’s another video. Watch below.

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Significant Tornado captured on camera in Franklin County, Virginia

RELATED: Spectacular video of Franklin County, Virginia Tornado has emerged online

A significant Tornado has been captured on camera in southern Franklin County, Virginia – see in the photos below.

Photo credit: Tami Woody
Photo credit: Tami Woody

The photos were captured by Tami Woody today – 19th April. However, the photos were posted by Jamey Singleton on his official Twitter account around twenty five minutes ago.

Below, find a photo of Tornado in Sontag – Franklin County, Virginia. You can really see the size of the Tornado.

Photo credit: Charlie Mitchell

This is a developing story at this time.

UPDATE: significant damage from this Tornado has been reported – see in videos below.

Video posted by Live Storm Chasers.

RELATED: Homes, businesses damaged after tornado touches down in Franklin County