Reed Timmer is a hunter of tornadoes, a “profession” that is quite common in the United States, and where natural people are in charge of photographing and recording on video the devastating consequences of these phenomena. But what Timmer captured with his drone may never have been seen before.
After 21 minutes of travel, this hurricane in the city of Kansas, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and lifted several vehicles into the air.
The tornado was rated EF-3 based on preliminary data, meaning winds reached between 135 and 166 miles per hour. “Watch how it propagates through the vortex dynamics and probable terrain.”
Highest-res drone footage of the Andover, KS #twister which has received a preliminary rating of EF3. Note how the tornado propagates via vortex dynamics and likely terrain. Incredibly, no lives were lost by this tornado pic.twitter.com/FJDBH8TAv6
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) April 30, 2022
It all happened mainly in the small town of Andover. According to the 2020 census, the population was 36,569 inhabitants. It is located 20 miles north of Boston and 4 miles south of Lawrence.
In any case, despite the natural catastrophe, no deaths were recorded.