'It's Coming Right at Us': Kansas Tornado Hurls Debris Through the Air

Newly released footage shows the impact of an EF-3 tornado that caused injuries and widespread damage near Wichita, Kansas, on April 29.

Dramatic video taken by Esteban Martinez chronicles the powerful tornado’s formation and destruction in the Wichita suburb of Andover.

More than 1,000 buildings were damaged by the tornado, Andover officials told local media. Preliminary assessments indicated it was an EF-3 tornado. Credit: Esteban Martinez via Storyful

Video transcript

- OK, Mike.

- Right behind Dylan. It's right on--

- It's not that big.

- Right on the end of the road right now.

- Yeah. Yeah.

- Coming right at us. We're going to have to [INAUDIBLE].

- The birds are still flying around.

- Do you think you should get the car?

- My car is insured. I don't get a [MUTED]. I'm getting a new one anyway. That's like 15--

[LAUGHTER]

- We were going to get Officer [INAUDIBLE] to get it.

- Look at the car.

- It's going right over the car.

- What is your car? It's over there?

- Running out of video room.

- [SPANISH]

- We're going to have to go in [INAUDIBLE].

- It might go just to the south [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- It does sound like a freight train.

- Yeah, it sounds--

- [INAUDIBLE] transformer.

- We can go into the cooler. Yeah. The walk-in cooler.

- It's passing our car.

- [SPANISH]

- Oh, my gosh.

- [SPANISH]

- That is so cool.

- Yeah. Yeah.

- Oh, my gosh.

- At least it's moving.

- Holy [MUTED].

- --houses right there.

- Yeah.

- Brandon.

- Well, it's big.

- [INAUDIBLE] houses.

- Oh, my gosh, you guys. This stuff is going to fall.

- Stand under the awning.

- Wow.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

Wow.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

Jeez. Wow.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

Wow.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [SPANISH]

- [SPANISH]

- Eh?

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

[BACKGROUND CHATTER]

Jeez.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

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