Chris Chittick is a tornado hunting pro when it comes to getting unbelievable video footage of some of North America’s most devastating storms. Whether he and the rest of the Tornado Hunters are driving their F-150 towards or away from danger, Chris is always armed with his video camera.
Storm footage is difficult to come by, but amazing storm footage from some of the most dangerous areas in the world is actually Chris’s specialty. Tornados, blizzards, hurricanes, water spouts, anything Mother Nature can throw at Chris, he’s going to capture it on video, edit it, and share it on Facebook and YouTube.
But don’t think for a second that Chris is just in this for the thrill. For him, it’s all about safety. It’s about getting the best images, capturing mind-blowing visuals, and providing real time storm information to those who need it. Chris is an expert on weather phenomena and often gives lectures on extreme weather safety. He works closely with emergency technicians, engineers and disaster relief organizations to help educate on prevention and survival in the field.
And when it comes to safety, Chris and the team team rely on their F-150.
“You need to have faith in your driver; you need to have faith in the vehicle itself; and I have complete faith in the vehicle.”
-Tornado Hunter Chris Chittick
Chris and the Tornado Hunters have named their F-150 “Flash,” and they rely on their truck to not only get out of danger, but also to get ahead of it to warn people. Chris has seen over 400 tornados since he started chasing and capturing storm footage in 1998, but not once has he taken safety for granted. And with the toughness of an F-150, he can focus on getting footage without having to worry if the truck can withstand the rigours of tornado hunting.
For more real stories, check out Tornado Hunter and driver Ricky Forbes here.
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