There are so many stories and videos coming out of Austin today.
We wanted to tell you about a crazy story out of KVUE, the Tegna station in Austin, Texas.
News director Christina Ginn told Newsblues a story about how one of their engineers spotted a twister heading towards the area while trying to diagnose and fix a camera.
“I’ve been covering tornadoes and hurricanes for 20+ years. I’ve never seen anything like tracking a tornado live as it hits a major populated area even before the Tornado Warning went out. One of our engineers was doing maintenance on the camera and spotted the tornado,” she said.
Ginn and her team of meteorologists have been working around the clock – like all the meteorologists in the area who covered the historic storms that passed through Monday as tornado warnings were issued across the area.
Reporter Hank Cavagnaro’s neighborhood got hit hard during the outbreak yesterday. He posted photos of the extensive damage to area homes on Twitter. Thankfully, his family was OK.
In the meantime,
KXAN’s traffic cameras caught a tornado touching down along the I-35 corridor live on the air:
The weather service is visiting the Austin area today.
Ginn told us that while many of them were working yesterday, families had to seek shelter in order to stay safe.