Man Watches Tornado in Crane

Dylan Maynard, reporter

A crane worker was caught on video while suspended high in downtown Nashville during the deadly state tornado system that was extended earlier this week.

The construction worker seemed to be surprised by the storm and was forced to remain on the dangerous hanger because it would have taken him 15 minutes to get off.

“There is a real tornado there, oh my God,” he said in the video. “If something happens, make sure everyone knows that I love them.”

The storm produced at least two tornadoes that killed 24 in the state and caused significant damage to downtown Nashville. At least three people are still missing.

The tornado in Nashville and Wilson counties had an EF-3 intensity, with winds normally between 136 and 165 mph, according to the Storm Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee declared an emergency after the storm and sent the National Guard to help with search and rescue efforts.