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Watch: Nebraska tornado lofts house into sky

It’s like a scene from The Wizard of Oz.

One of the massive twin EF-4 tornadoes that blasted through Pilger, Nebraska 8 days ago literally sucked a house (or at least a chunk of a large structure) into the air before it came crashing down.

Video released from storm chasers shows the stunning footage of the apparent flying house:

Here are some still images:


Screenshot of airborne house in Pilger, Nebraska tornado. June 16, 2014. (TVNWeather.com via YouTube)

Here’s the full video of the  twister and  the dizzying field of debris it hurls into the air. The house (or parts of a house) can be seen airborne 2 minutes and 33 seconds in.

 

It’s a truly scary scene. It begs the question: Where is the Wicked Witch of the East?

(Imagery credit and hat tip to TVNweather.com and Bill Beach, @kitebeach on Twitter)

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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