Watch What an EF2 Tornado Did to Dexter, Missouri
It's amazing how much damage a relatively strong tornado can do in such a short amount of time. New video shows the recent tornado that went through Dexter, Missouri and the aftermath of its damage path.
Storm chasers shared this video showing the beginning of the twister when it first dropped from the clouds.
Another chaser captured the tornado when it reached its strongest stage.
The tornado was only on the ground a very short time. Even considering the fact that it was only on the ground for minutes, this is the damage left in the town of Dexter the following day.
KFVS is reporting that the National Weather Service officially categorized this tornado as an EF2 with winds as high as 120 mph. The twister was on the ground for only 11 minutes and only traveled about 5 1/2 miles, but the damage for these homes was extensive. In total, over 150 homes were affected in that short 11 minute time span.
If you're not familiar with Dexter, it's a small community located to the southwest of Cape Girardeau.
Considering that this was only an EF2, it gives you an idea of how dangerous even a relatively minor tornado can be.