VIDEO: Weather Channel Mike Bettes and Crew Rollover Crash in Clash with El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado

Mike Bettes of The Weather Channel presenting his morning plan and morning conditions on May 31, 2013.

Inside Weather Channel Tornado Hunt vehicle as tornado picks it up & throws it in Oklahoma …

Video inside The Weather Channel Tornado Hunt 2013 vehicle when it was tossed about 200 yards.

Aftermath with damage to GMC Yukon and rollover flight of Tornado Chase vehicle explained …

The Weather Channel’s tornado hunt team took a direct hit from the tornado west of Oklahoma City. The team was chasing the storm near El Reno, Okla., when the storm picked up the SUV and threw it about 200 yards. Fortunately, the team survived, but they do have minor injuries. Meteorologist Mike Bettes said the airbags deployed and everyone had their seatbelts on: “I saw my life flash before my eyes.” The team also reported seeing other vehicles thrown by the storm. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says motorists have been hurt by the storm, and some others are missing.

Meteorologist Mike Bettes in Moore, Oklahoma …

Mike Bettes of The Weather Channel in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013.

Two years ago …

The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes and The Great Tornado Hunt crew were one of the first to arrive on the scene after Joplin, Missouri was struck by a violent and large tornado on the evening of May 22, 2011.

See also …
twitter.com/TWCMikeBettes

Extra Tornado Hunt Video (Standby)