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Security Cameras Capture Terrifying Footage of Tornadoes, Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

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Capturing a natural disaster on a video camera or cellphone is one thing, but to see one through the objective and unassuming eye of a security camera is another altogether. Often times there is no build-up, no panic; it's just business as usual until that one moment when everything goes crazy. With some speculating that natural disasters are on the rise, it's surely just a matter of time before more of these awe-inspiring videos roll in.

 
Capturing a natural disaster on a video camera or cellphone is one thing, but to see one through the objective and unassuming eye of a security camera is another altogether.
1

Tornado Strikes St. Louis Airport

 

 
Though this tornado tore through the St. Louis airport on a Friday night, the airport was up and running again the very next day.

 

2

Tornado Hits Iowa Bank

 

 
This tornado left a paper trail as it tore though an Iowa bank.

 

3

Tsunami Hits Sendai Airport

 

 
Last year's Japanese megaquake caused massive flooding at the Sendai airport.

 

4

Pakistan Earthquake

 

 
Not even an earthquake could throw off these stylish sliding glass doors.

 

5

Tsunami in American Samoa

 

 
Sometimes gated parking simply isn't enough.

 

6

Earthquake in Chile

 

 
It may look like the only thing shaking is the camera, but this Chilean earthquake measured a staggering 8.8 on the Richter scale.

 

7

Christchurch Earthquake

 

 
This footage gives a whole new meaning to rolling back prices.

 

8

Colorado Tornado

 

 
Watch as these Coloradans race to move their cars as the tornado approaches.

 

9

Joplin, MO Tornado

 

 
Trampolines have a rep for being dangerous, but nearly as dangerous as this twister.

 

10

Leighton, AL Tornado

 

 
Other than the American made pick-up, these cars are no match for the high winds.

 

11

Tornado Hits Alabama Hardware Store

 

 
Violent weather from a tornado was flooding Chattanooga, TN while simultaneously causing heavy damage to the Gulf Coast. This security camera caught the effects of the tornado as it hit a hardware store in Alabama.

 

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