Surveillance Cameras Capture Massive Tornado Striking Indiana School

Tornado season in 2012 has been particularly brutal in the United States, with 497 twisters already reported just a little more than four months into the year. One of the worst outbreaks occurred on March 2, when a slate of tornadoes pummeled southern Indiana, including the Henryville area.

Like many school districts, the West Clark Community Schools, have a video surveillance system in place. And one of the indoor AXIS M3204-V fixed dome network cameras captured the horrifying storm. Axis Communications provided us with this truly scary video, from the school gym, of the EF-4 tornado that had winds estimated at 170 mph.

Thankfully, school was dismissed just minutes before the twister struck, so most students left the area. Two bus drivers also made the decision to turn back to school and have students they were transporting take shelter. No one in the school was injured.

Axis is working with the school to provide replacement cameras for the damaged units. Even so, the school’s integrator said some cameras found in the rubble were still completely operational.

Posted by Brent Dirks on Apr 18, 2012

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