A powerful thunderstorm ran amok on Chicago, bringing power outages and flooding and throwing a wrench in outdoor festivities across the city. While most people in the city were battening down the hatches during the torrential downpour, some unlucky souls were caught driving. One person caught a video of lightning striking a telephone pole, and it’s intense enough to make you want to give a whole mess of “Hail Marys” to the Chicago gods. Photo via: Roland Taylor Photography.
Super typhoon Nepartak slammed into the east coast of Taiwan on Friday morning, overturning cars, forcing thousands from their homes and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Taiwan’s first major tropical storm of the season made landfall at about 5.50am in the eastern county of Taitung with winds of 234km/h (145mph) reportedly lashing the region.
At least seven tornadoes touched down in Colorado this weekend, mostly over rural land, as massive storms swept through the area. Imagine seeing something like this as a caveman 50,000 years ago and not understanding why it’s happening. It’s events like this that must have helped engrain spirituality and deeper thought about our existences.
A south Florida man is lucky to be alive after dashcam video captured him speeding toward an approaching tornado, but appearing too busy yelling at other drivers to notice. The irritable driver is seen hammering down a Pompano Beach road, zipping around cars, when a funnel cloud appears in the dark sky. Anthony Ciarrocchi uploaded the video to Facebook shortly after, writing that he could not see the tornado because of the rain.