Storm chasers get dangerously close to Tuscaloosa tornado

Storm chasers get Tuscaloosa tornado close up (Source: Simon Brewer/Juston Drake via NBC)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (NBC) - We’re getting an up-close look at a tornado that touched down in Alabama Wednesday thanks to some storm chasers.

Simon Brewer and Juston Drake captured the fast-moving tornado starting to form over Tuscaloosa. Moments later, it ripped off a roof, destroying a home and nearby powerlines.

The tornado was part of a series of storms that left a path of destruction across Alabama and Mississippi.

Thousands remain without electricity as a result of the outbreak. but no fatalities have been reported.

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