ND oil worker shoots amazing video of tornado hitting camp


Eye-popping video shot from inside a North Dakota oil workers camp shows a tornado approaching and twisting its way over the camp.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by oil patch worker Dan Yorgason, shows the tornado touching down not far in the distance and then promptly racing into camp as a massive, brown, debris-hurling twister.

In the nearly 3-minute clip, a pair of videographers swear, laugh nervously and make a brief getaway attempt in a vehicle.

The man who shot the video, Yorgason, told the New York Daily News that he and a friend had no time to get away. The shoeless pair jumped into a truck but quickly realized the only way out of the housing complex would take them into the tornado's path, he told the newspaper.

Nine were injured Monday night when the tornado touched down roughly six miles south of Watford City and damaged the oil field camp and at least a dozen recreational vehicles, officials have said.

Eight received minor injuries and one was flown to Trinity Hospital in Minot, the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office reported.

Fargo Forum notes that the tornado struck in the heart of the oil patch in northwest North Dakota, where many residents live in campers, RVs and temporary housing.

The newspaper has more images from the storm.

Check out more photos and video of the twister here.

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