Chasing Tornadoes with a Storm Junkie

- [Voiceover] Two tornadoes ongoing right now. - [Voiceover] Oh my God. (upbeat band music) - [Voiceover] It takes a certain craziness for people to go out and pursue these things. - [Voiceover] God, oh my God. - The raw destruction of nature in such a tight, enclosed area. It's tragic, it's amazing, it's beautiful and every one, for me, holds that sense of awe and wonder. Here it comes. My name is Tony Laubach and I am a storm chaser and meteorologist. I basically make a living out in the field selling imagery to news outlets, telling the story in a visual sense, of what's happening with weather. From March to June, I'm basically traveling all over the country in search of severe weather, literally could be putting tens of thousands of miles on my car. Sometimes 5000 miles a week. Large tornado on the ground, west of Dodge City. The storm we've been on is weakening pretty heavily right now. The storm coming out of the South I think, has got my attention right now. It's something I'm kinda watching. (banjo music) Kansas has always been my holy land. The flatlands, the fields, the colors. For a normal person, you drive from Kansas City to Colorado and you gotta spend eight hours driving through nothing. To chasers, to people like me, it's the most beautiful landscape of anything. You can see tens if not hundreds of miles at a time and watch these storm from a great distance. It's something truly amazing. There it is. We as chasers never, ever want storms to impact anybody in a negative way. And unfortunately, in some instances, they do, significantly. They take lives and peoples homes and their livelihoods. (piano music) The lows are devastating but the highs are amazing, because of the gratification, the beauty, everything that you have put the effort into is there. When you get rewarded by nature for your efforts, and you see this event in person, there's nothing that compares to that.

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