Storm spotters, not storm chasers (Alabama)

When Lauderdale County went under a tornado warning, Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden got in his patrol car to find a vantage point to watch for what could be an upcoming twister.

“I had my laptop, my ham radio, I had so much stuff in the patrol car it was like a circus in here,” Holden said.

He drove east on U.S. 72, watching the wall cloud that appeared to be coming up Elk River.

“I pulled into a location there at the (Elk River) bridge, and there it was,” Holden said. “It was coming up the river. The tail had dropped down and the cloud was swirling. It was picking up debris off the water and picking up so much water that it looked like a water spout.

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