As many as ten tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma on Monday and a northeast Iowa native who now lives in Oklahoma captured one of the twisters on videotape. Twenty-four-year old Zac Rudd, who grew up in Manchester, says a tornado touched down across the street from his house.
“It was about 200 to 300 yards away from the tornado so it was about as close as you’d want to get to that,” Rudd says. The violent storms in the southern Plains left five people dead, dozens injured and thousands without power. Rudd’s 97-second video was shot from his porch and captures the storm as it passes through Norman, Oklahoma.
After the storm ripped the roof off a building across the street, he decided to run back into the house and get the camera. Rudd moved to Oklahoma last August for grad school at the University of Oklahoma after graduation from Iowa State University. To see the video, visit “http://www.kcmh.com“. Look to the left of the big red crane. The light brown cloud extending from the rotating wall cloud is the tornado.
By Janelle Tucker, KMCH, Manchester