Storm Chasers Were 3 Of The 9 Killed In Recent Oklahoma Tornadoes

tim-samaras-resized-story-bodyThree of the people killed during the tornadoes on Friday were from the former Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers”. Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Carl Young were killed while following a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, relatives told CNN on Sunday. Tim had founded TWISTEX, the Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment, to research the storms and tried to improve warning time.



  1. Anthony From California

    June 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Hopefully The Xtreme (aka Bill Paxton) wasn’t among them.

  2. gopackjo

    June 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve got a friend that is always glued to tornado coverage. I tell her that she’s addicted to ‘Disaster Porn’.  I blame her personally for these deaths.

  3. Moe Green

    June 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Um, Storm Catchers

  4. Oprahs moose knuckle

    June 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Fuck tornado chasing. I’ll stick to rainbow watching, thank u very much

    • FLprodivider66

      June 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      That’s okay, just don’t go chasin’ waterfalls! 😮

  5. BigMetsFan

    June 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    At least they died doing what they loved. Getting blown.

  6. shizz

    June 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    did they manage to release dorothy?

  7. Oprahs moose knuckle

    June 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Black folk must be laughing at us whitey’s…dying chasing tornadoes?!


    June 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    every story I read so far says they died doing what they love………..really,I’m sure that’s confronting to their wife and kids.

  9. Captain Geech

    June 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    What I learned from Storm Chasers. Tornadoes Kill.

  10. XTall

    June 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Chased from the planet.

  11. AnthonyLoman

    June 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Chase successful!!!

  12. Yuuuck

    June 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Wow.  Very surprised.  He seemed to be much more into the science than an adrenaline junky looking to sell footage to the news.  Came off as a guy that always played it safe, overly safe.   Damn.

  13. Morgan : from parts unknown

    June 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    They didn’t know chasing tornadoes might kill you.

  14. ecupirate

    June 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    i would bet no one yelled ” Oh NO We’re going innnnnnnn” that might have prevented this

  15. Vickroy

    June 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Think they forgot to change their battery in their warning system.

  16. rexdart936

    June 3, 2013 at 6:43 am

    these must have been the evil corporate storm chasers. they dont love tornados like bill paxton does.

  17. Aria Taint

    June 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Time to get these guys on the job:

  18. ILoveAngelDust

    June 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    “Ha Ha!” – Nelson Muntz