Special guest post by Raghad Rabah.

I chose these videos — what I consider to be the top 10 tornadoes caught on security cam — to show the versatility of surveillance solutions.  Granted, the cameras that caught the tornadoes presented here had a different goal when initially installed. But as you can see below, these cameras can often go beyond their intended purpose.  And sometimes, with a little luck, you can get a glimpse at something that otherwise might have gone unseen.

1. May 25, 2008 – EF-5 Tornado Hits Iowa Bank

2. March 2, 2012 – Henryville, Indiana Surveillance Cameras Capture EF-4 Tornado



3. March 5, 2011 – Meche’s Family Drug Surveillance Camera: Rayne, Louisiana EF-2 Tornado

4. May 22, 2011 – Joplin, MO East Middle School Surveillance Footage of EF-3 Tornado

5. March 15, 2012 – Tornado surveillance Video of Dexter, MI EF-3 Tornado

6. June 1, 2011 – EF-3 Tornado Caught on Security Camera in Springfield, MA (YouTube info incorrect)

7. April 27, 2011 – Surveillance Cam Video of Ringgold, GA EF-4 Tornado

8. August 19, 2009 – EF-0 Tornado on E. Lake Street and 4th: Minneapolis, MN

9. October 26, 2010 – EF-2 Chickamauga Lock and Dam, Chattanooga, TN

10. June 5, 2010 – Surveillance Camera Captures NW Ohio EF-4 Tornado

Do you agree? Did we miss one? Feel free to let us know!

Raghad Rabah is with 2MCCTV Surveillance, manufacturer, and distributor of security cameras & surveillance systems. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company does installations both locally and nation-wide.

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7 Responses to Top 10 tornadoes caught on surveillance camera

  1. Jimmy Baker says:

    Wood County Ohio EF4

  2. Ian Livingston says:

    Good one, thanks for sharing!

  3. Karin B says:

    Parkersburg, Iowa: First State Bank ATM surveillance camera captures house across the street being ripped apart:

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  5. Ian Livingston says:

    That’s also a good one Karin. One I might have included myself!

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