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Caught On Tape, One Family Becomes Storm Chasers For The Day

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Most people's first reaction when they see a twister would be to get out the way! But that's not the case for one family in Vanceboro, Craven County. As soon as they heard about the twister they drove straight towards it and got it all on tape. Click on the link to see the video and more on these storm chasers.

It's not something you see every day, twister off of NC 43 and it's all caught on tape. By 16 year old Keaton Smith and his father Randy.

Smith said, "I was watching Marvin Daugherty and he said there was a circulation over Honolulu moving east, so I thought I'd try to intercept it"

And that's when Smith grabbed his son and headed to Highway 43 where they ran right into the twister.

Smith said, "The dust at the bottom kept rolling and rolling and we could look up and see pine trees 30 to 40 feet tall just swallowing around about us, it's crazy"

Randy's wife Jewel says she didn't try to stop her boys.

And these storm chasers say they won't be stopping their filming any time soon.


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