Storm chaser Ben McMillan appeared on "The Story" tonight live from Miami Shores, Florida, to offer his dire prediction for Hurricane Irma.
Storm chasers put their lives on the line to research tornadoes and now something is being done to make their jobs safer. Garrett Tenney reported from Marshalltown, IA to show us the new protective vehicle he describes as, "a cross between the Batmobile and a tank."
Should storm chasers be discouraged from risking their lives or is the research they gather too valuable to stop? With gusts up to 165 miles per hour and debris flying through the air, death is a likely outcome if you’re caught in the middle of a tornado. Sadly, three professional storm chasers were killed in Friday’s Oklahoma tornado.
Three veteran storm chasers - Tim Samaras, his son, Paul, and their colleague Carl Young - were killed in a tornado Friday night, leading some to question whether storm chasing should be banned.
Storm chaser Brandon Sullivan and his pals were on the road in Oklahoma with the tornado not far behind them. The intense video proves to be one of the most dramatic scenes from Friday’s deadly twister.
Earlier on America's Newsroom, we heard from storm chaser Reed Timmer, who was part of a group that got amazingly close to one of the tornadoes that touched down this weekend in Oklahoma. Timmer, of TVnWeather.com, said he believes the city, near Oklahoma City, dodged a major bullet and described it as a "miracle" that just one person died.