Video Of Tornado Throwing Around Some 18-Wheelers

April 4, 2012


This is a video of one of yesterday's Texan tornadoes throwing some 18-wheeler cargo containers around at a truck depot in Dallas. The action starts a little after 1:00, so feel free to skip there for the truck-tossing, it's pretty nuts. *shaking fist at the heavens* CALM DOWN, GOD -- WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUR SHIT TOGETHER.

Hit the jump for the video (skip to 1:00) and another one from Youtube that isn't as good in case the first video player doesn't work and you don't wanna feel left out.

Video shows tornado tossing trucks into the air like footballs [dvice]

Thanks to Marim and couch_warmer, who've tried riding tornadoes to Oz with less than impressive results (they both woke up just one town over).

  • True story, my old neighborhood is completely blocked off. Luckily I live in Ft. Worth, but my old home of 16 years was destroyed. It's kinda freaky..

  • Damn nature, you scary!

  • Sean Patrick Stevens

    Fus Ro Dah!

  • Scott Mayfield

    While it looks impressive to see "18 wheeler's picked up and tossed", it's not accurate.  They were empty 8-wheeled trailers.  They're not really THAT heavy when you think about it.  Just big empty boxes.  You may all commence misinterpreting my comment as saying "these storms were no big deal." :)

  • NutSpark

    Actually they are rather heavy, at least more so than I would have guessed.  A 53' Dry Van (ie 8 wheeled truck trailer) weighs about 15,000 lbs empty and makes up over 1/3 of the weight of a loaded trailer.

  • Mat Fairchild

     True Story, except the 1/3 weight. I just hauled a trailer that had 46k lbs of cargo. I almost went to work for Schneider, too. Hope everyone is okay there.

  • Guest

    Wow, that was crazy. I suppose the fact they were empty made them able to be picked up in the tornado's wind.

  • MusicmanBB

    Yeah I live in Southwest Arlington as do most my friends and family. Miraculously the tornado that tore through my neighborhood missed all of the people's houses I'm close to, including my own. The damage and destruction through my area is pure madness though.... And Jonathan is actually mistaken, there were 12 tornados that ripped through Dallas/Ft Worth area yesterday .

  • Haydn

    *shaking fist at the heavens* CALM DOWN, GOD -- WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUR SHIT TOGETHER

    Hahaha. This is optimus prime, even my dick burst out laughing. I love you GW!

  • Wow  - who'd have thought that all those Godzilla movies actually looked pretty realistic after all!

    So relieved no one was killed yesterday!

  • JCB5150

    I live in Dallas. 5 tornado touchdowns yesterday. You could look South, East, and North and see tornados on the ground all at the same time. 

  • Katana_X

    I'm just amazed by all the cars and trucks driving on the highway parallel to the tornado. Like "eh, whatchya gonna do?"

  • C-Basstian

    I live in Irving and was in south Arlington picking up collages for my mothers memorial (It was canceled) when the first one hit. Luckily I was leaving as it did. (Had no idea the tornado was behind me..) Made it home to the start of the sirens. North east of Dallas  an entire apartment complex was wiped out. Just gone..

  • One of these asshole tornadoes passed right by where I worked. Right in front of the goddamn building. Also, apparently a tornado touched down on Esters in Irving.

  • JCB5150

    You should have punched that tornado. 

  • PastMidnight


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