Lees alles over het onstuimige weer op onze planeet, volg orkanen en tornado's, zie hoe vulkanen uitbarsten en hoe Moeder Aarde beeft bij een aardbeving. Alles over de verwoestende kracht van onze planeet en tal van andere natuurverschijnselen.
Tornado sideswipes a North Carolina TV station just as it goes on the air
Just as the crew of WFMY 5 p.m. news sat down to broadcast, a vicious tornado struck the city of Greensboro, N.C. The station itself was sideswiped by the twister, but other buildings were completely destroyed. It knocked out power and communications at WFMY and caused significant damage just one neighborhood away.
The station’s crew, which was supposed to be on the air, had to seek shelter in a cinder-block hallway as the twister passed overhead.
Tim Buckley, the chief meteorologist at the station, had already been tracking the storms through the afternoon.
“We were in the line of this storm. We’d been on Facebook Live with our viewers for about four hours tracking the line,” Buckley said. “The tornado warning was issued about one minute before we took massive power hits at our station.”
As the storm approached, the meteorologists hustled everyone to their shelter locations. For a few seconds, the live stream focused on a bright yellow “Safe Spot” sign as the staff ducked into their place of refuge.
A change in our weather pattern will bring increased chances for thunderstorms and maybe some severe weather next week. Can't really pin it down any more than that at this point. It's that time of year, so just check back and be ready in case it happens