Debunking top 4 tornado safety rumors Linh Ta/The Register
A tornado touched down briefly late Tuesday afternoon in eastern Iowa, as seen in a video recorded by one resident.
In the 1 minute, 18 second clip captured by 44-year-old Aaron Meyer of Conroy, which was first obtained by the Iowa Storm Chasing Network, you can see the tornado rolling through open fields near the small town.
Meyer told the Register on Wednesday that he was between “an eighth- and a quarter-mile” from the twister.
“I’ve never been that close to one, I’ll tell ya that,” Meyer can be heard saying in the background of the video. “Never even seen one.”
The video was also posted on the Iowa Storm Chasing Network’s Facebook page. It has generated more than 168,000 views and 2,790 shares as 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Meyer said his wife also recorded video of the Tuesday’s tornado, which was also shared by the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. That video has more than 700,000 views and 15,000 shares as of 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.