Texas Tornado Throws 18-Wheelers Like Rag Dolls

By: Amanda Crum - April 4, 2012

The tornados that spun through Texas on Tuesday weren’t all massive in size, but they didn’t have to be.

The storm system that left thousands without power and hundreds of people sleeping in a Red Cross shelter swept through several counties, cutting a swath of destruction as several funnel clouds branched off and made their way across the state. The exact number of twisters isn’t known, but surveyors are working through the paths of debris to determine how many were formed.

One funnel spun through what appears to be a yard full of abandoned vehicles and picked up several 18-wheelers, tossing them aside with ease. The scariest part is, it all happened fairly close to a busy roadway. Part of the tornado’s path was caught on video, and you can see a steady stream of cars moving at the bottom of the screen.

Despite the best efforts of these twisters, no fatalities have been reported, although several injuries have been. Twitter users took to the social media platform to offer their thoughts and prayers to Texas residents:

Praying for everyone affected by the storms in Texas. http://t.co/B7xd677J(image) 14 hours ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Prayers going out to everyone affected by the tornadoes in Texas. My heart goes out to all of you. <3(image) 17 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Incredible that everyone was ok RT @nprnews: After Ferocious Texas Tornadoes, Two Incredibly Welcome Words: ‘No Deaths’ http://t.co/VLnvHNQl(image) 32 minutes ago via Flipboard ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Please pray for those impacted by the #tornadoes around North Texas, Arlington & Dallas.(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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Amanda CrumAmanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum

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