North Dakota Oil Workers Escape Tornado, Just Barely

A group of oil workers escaped a raging twister moments before it struck their North Dakota camp.
1:55 | 05/28/14

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Some people are storm chasers, seeking out dangerous, natural phenomenon for science or just a thrill. But the guys you are about to meet want no such thing. The storm found them and they found their camera. Here is ABC's chief meteorologist, ginger zee. Look at that, dude! Reporter: That is what it looks and feels like to be far too close to a tornado. Oh, my gosh! Reporter: Moments earlier, Dan Jorgenson saw it forming. It is about to go right over us. I could see a funnel cloud coming down. And I went, "Oh, this is not good." Tornado warning. Yeah! Reporter: Warnings blaring, Dan and his colleague make a questionable choice. Dude, where do we go? We have got nowhere to go! They run for cover in their pickup truck. We were getting hit by a good amount of debris. We were getting pelted by really big-sized chunks of wood. Kept expecting to see a cow flying by like in the movies. I don't want to be sitting here. Holy . They start driving. The twister cutting off their only escape route. Debris flying past their windows. Just sitting over there. Sitting over an rv park. The camera catching the dark red Earth circulating and the condensation above. Look an out of body experience. The way to describe it "Terrifyingly beautiful." Breaking apart. Reporter: After the tornado dissipated it left behind this. And their trailers were torn apart. Cars were upside down. Reporter: Tonight the national weather service is giving a preliminary rating of ef-2. Wind up to 120 miles per hour. Announcer: The following is a paid advertisement for the swivel sweeper max brought to you by ontel products. 10 years ago, the first generation of swivel sweeper took the world by storm.

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