Hey guys, I have another hilarious YouTube video for you to check out! It's been all over the news in Pittsburgh, PA and has even been talked about on 'Good Morning America' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
In this one, 15-year-old Tyler Tubbs, from Hempfield, PA is home alone, on the phone with his mom, when a tornado forms and lands super close to his house. Now this would be scary for any teen stuck at home during a big storm but it's even scarier when you live somewhere where tornadoes are pretty much nonexistent.
From his video, you can tell how close the funnel cloud actually was to his house, so no wonder he was freaking out, I would be too! In order to get the full effect of this vid, you need to watch the entire thing. Tyler's reaction at the end of the video will probably literally make you LOL.
In the beginning of the video, you can't help but hear not only the fear in Tyler's voice when he starts telling his mom about what's going on, "Mom, it's hailing golf balls...this is horrible," he says, but you can hear his western Pennsylvania accent too, and with the comments left, people def noticed. His accent sounded like, "Oh my gawd mwom." Hear it?
Being from western PA, it's very easy for me to point out and it makes it a little more humorous to watch the vid, don't you think? I wonder if I sound like that when I talk...hmmm, anyway.
It's also funny when he starts saying, "Today, is March 23rd, 2011..." like he's positive he's going to die and the only thing people will find of him is his video.
Tyler and his tornado reaction video has become a pretty big hit on YouTube raking in more than 350,000 views and over 2,000 comments.
One of my fave comments is from ladyvictoria8, "he is right ..we do not get tornadoes in Pa.....this is so funny!...I live close and I would of peed my pants if I saw one......."
You're not the only one!
No one was injured in the storm but there was significant damage done to the Hempfield, PA area. The tornado had winds up to 120 miles an hour and traveled a path of at least 6 to 7 miles long and 300 feet wide and damaged or destroyed at least 90 homes, although Tyler's home wasn't damaged. Damage estimates are at least $4.5 million.
You can't help but chuckle at his reaction now that everything is over with, but it is super unfortunate that so much damage was done. With Tyler's fifteen minutes of fame, he's creating t-shirts to sell with the slogan, "Did you see that? Tornado, tornado!" All of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to the families who suffered significantly from the storm damages. We will give you more details on how you can buy the tees when they become available. Meanwhile, check out Tyler's video below and let us know what you think in the comments!