I love tornado videos as much as the next guy, but it's amazing how reckless storm chasers have gotten, even after the death of the three in El Reno. Driving in the debris field and underneath power lines which are being knocked down 150 yards in front of you. At this point your a 2x4 away from being decapitated.
I agree that it's getting dangerous and a lot of them feel like they are above the law. But the thing is, cops are spotters and first responders so it's not like a chaser is going to be pulled over and cited when there is a tornado roaring by. The number of people doing legit science work is probably less than 50, but there are hundreds of people out there.
Reed is a great chaser, however yes, he's just as much about this brand. He screams just to hear himself scream.
Unfortunately, storm chaser deaths will continue to rise, if only due to the sheer number of people out chasing. Here is a screen grab from a radar app I use when the storms were starting to fire off on Friday. Each red dot is a chaser, and it's only the ones who have registered with a particular spotter website. So the actual number of chasers (including amateurs) is probably at least 2-3 times this. Tomorrow there will probably be even more.
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