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The slide survived: Unsettling footage of tornado striking church playground in Tupelo

Want to see inside a tornado? It’s not pretty, but fascinating to witness.

A security camera at a church  in Tupelo, Mississippi captured this dramatic video as a powerful tornado carved a path through the pre-school playground on April 28.

A security camera trained on the playground at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Tuplelo, Miss. captured the eye of the tornado that ravaged the town on April 28, 2014. (Brad Bullock via YouTube)

It’s remarkable how much of the playground remained intact after getting pummeled by debris and the violent winds.

Hat tip: The Vane

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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