VIDEO: Mobile, Alabama tornado captured on surveillance camera, cars tossed outside Walgreens

(NOTE: Watch the full video at the bottom of this article.)

MOBILE, Ala. -- A tornado that hit Mobile, Alabama on Christmas day was caught on camera by the surveillance video from a Walgreens store.

It shows the twister from two different angles.

You can see sparks from power lines and transformers and the twister moves two vehicles around.

Things were back to normal Wednesday at the store, except the doors were still boarded up.

Assistant store manager Josh Holman is thankful no one was seriously hurt.

"I've never been in a war zone but I'm sure that's what it looks like there was a bunch of tin all the stuff that was lifted off the buildings here was just laying in our parking lot. There were coats and things left in the tree there was broken glass everywhere."

When asked what was going through his mind at that point, Holman continued, "I was just thankful I was alive because if it had been a hundred yards the other way it would have ripped through the middle of the store."

The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Mobile was an E-F-2, meaning it had winds up to 135 miles-per-hour.

It says the twister was six-miles long and 200 yards wide.
(Mobile users view the video here: http://bit.ly/RSNFNu)


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