In Dolores, Uruguay, many of the residents were going about their day as if it were like any other day. Many were working at their jobs, others at home watching their favorite TV show, but a piece of footage from a department store in Dolores shows leisurely shoppers being anything but.
The surveillance camera shows a few people walking toward the front door, wondering what the loud, train-like sound was. Suddenly, a frantic woman ran into the store from outside shaking and quivering. You can’t hear what she’s saying the cameras have no audio, but she began pointing outside. The noiseless audio footage more people gathering closer and closer to the entrance of the shop as the woman continues to point.
Suddenly two women along the side of the camera’s shot covered their mouths and grabbed each other in a panicked state as if they could be crying. The train-like sound the citizens had heard was actually a category 4 tornado, which is one of the strongest categories on a scale of 5.
The power went out and everyone scattered throughout the darkness, the tornado clearly coming near. The frantic woman continued to point as she leaned outside the doorway. Meanwhile, the rest of the store’s patrons ran into the store.
The three people that were pointing and staring at whatever it was they were staring at then froze in a state of shock, suddenly jolting into the store just like the rest did.
In less than seconds, debris started flying through the stores; glass, electrical poles, even cars were tossed throughout the streets as the nightmare the shoppers imagined came true – the category 4 had touched down right above the store they were in. Thankfully, no one was injured in the harrowing experience. Once the storm passed, the shocking surveillance camera even showed a small street dog running along the debris-littered streets.
Watch Video of Tornado in Uruguay Below