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Tornado Hunters Trailer 

Ricky Forbes, Greg Johnson and Chris Chittick are the Tornado Hunters.

 

They have a plan, and it’s simple. They’re going to find the biggest, baddest tornadoes in North America, and head straight for them. If they can keep four wheels on the ground, they’ll capture the world’s best, most extreme storm imagery, and turn their passion for storm chasing into one hell of a way to make a living.

 

After an incredibly successful 2014 chasing season—and an encounter with twin tornadoes, the “holy grail” of storm footage—expectations are higher than ever for the guys in Canada’s only full-time storm-chasing business. Their quest for one-of-a-kind footage of the world’s most violent storms will take them up, down, and all across Tornado Alley, following on the heels of storms that at any moment could turn from photogenic to tragic.

 

Of course, not every day brings a tornado, so on their down time, they make pit-stops in Mississippi to handle snakes, learn some much-needed desert survival skills in Arizona, and take a side-trip to Florida to chase waterspouts. When the lifeblood of your business is extreme weather imagery, building and maintaining a reputation for edge-of-your-seat adventure is part of the game.

As some of the most successful storm chasers in the business, the Tornado Hunters are no strangers to extreme weather or extreme danger. But not all the perils of chasing come from Mother Nature—wedding bells, financial worries, and growing rivalries mean the team must continually deal with the pressures of real life while aiming themselves right at the 300 mile-per-hour winds of an EF5 tornado and saying “let’s go.”

 

Tornado Hunters website: www.TornadoHunters.com

 

Tornado Hunters on CMT Canada: www.CMT.ca/TornadoHunters

 

Download Season 1 of Tornado Hunters: www.iTunes.com/TornadoHunters 

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Tornado Hunters  Webisodes

Caught Inside the World's Largest Tornado

Storm chasing, no matter how good you are, is always a gamble. The boys did everything they could to read this storm right but the tables turned and their lives were at risk. 

Night Chase

Storms are gathering above the boys’ own back forty, and what starts as a search for Saskatchewan lightning soon becomes a calamity of foot-deep mud, trash talk and a pitch-black midnight twister.

Life on the road is as much about surviving the down time as it is about surviving storms. With an eagle eye for adventure, Greg and the boys put their ultra-tough truck Flash in the Texas gunsights.

Redneck Poker

 

The Homefront

The stresses and fears of hunting extreme weather are multiplied a hundredfold for the families the Hunters leave behind each season. Ricky examines the toll that storm chasing has taken on Greg’s family, and what it might do to Chris's.

The Business of Storm Chasing

The Tornado Hunters business turns storm footage into cash, but both are hard to come by in the middle of the driest storm season in living memory. Can Ricky’s viral video save the boys’ season?

First Responders

The truck isn’t the only thing the boys have upgraded this season. Reflecting on the trauma that accompanies a life chasing storms, Ricky, Greg, and Chris get the training they need to help people on the ground after a disaster.

 

Tornado Hunters Storm Preppers Webisodes

Ultimate Storm Shelter

The Tornado Hunters head to a top-secret location in Kansas to tour a storm shelter built in a former nuclear missile silo. From the armed guard in military fatigues at the entrance to the elevator… the movie theatre…the bar… the gym…and the pool, the TH guys discover not just a luxurious place to ride out a storm — but also the ultimate subterranean playground.

Gearing Up Desert Style

There’s nothing better than being prepared when facing down Mother Nature at her most extreme. Greg, Ricky and Chris head to a survival-minded store in Arizona to check out what kind of equipment is great to have handy when s@#$ hits the fan… and, with toilets and pepper spray in the mix, they get the chance to put the gear, and themselves, to the test!

Pig Spleen Forecasting

The Tornado Hunters head to a top-secret location in Kansas to tour a storm shelter built in a former nuclear missile silo. From the armed guard in military fatigues at the entrance to the elevator… the movie theatre…the bar… the gym…and the pool, the TH guys discover not just a luxurious place to ride out a storm — but also the ultimate subterranean playground.

42 Buses

When an epic EF3 tornado is headed your way, the Tornado Hunters would say the safest place to be is underground… but their first look at Bruce Beach’s subterranean shelter made out of 42 school buses has them rethinking this plan! Built in the 1980’s to protect friends and family from nuclear fallout, the shelter has seen better days. But after a spooky, eerie tour the boys determine it’s the perfect place for the zombie apocalypse and really, if you needed it, not such a bad place to weather a storm.

Storm Safety

The Tornado Hunter’s hit their home turf to find out just how much local Regina folks know about how to stay safe in extreme weather — apparently a lot! After all, it’s no accident the guys set up shop here — Saskatchewan is the most tornado-prone province in all of Canada. The guys share their hard-earned wisdom about lightning and tornado safety… and just as importantly, about Greg’s hair mousse.

 

Tornado Hunters Aftermath Webisodes

El Reno, Okalhoma

Exactly two years to the day after being caught inside the largest twister in US history, the Tornado Hunters make their return to El Reno, Oklahoma. Greg, Chris and Ricky recount the harrowing events of that fateful day and pay tribute to beloved storm chaser Tim Samaras, whose death in that same, devastating four-kilometer-wide tornado changed storm chasing forever.

Pilger, Nebraska

On June 16, 2014, the Tornado Hunters captured iconic images of a once in a lifetime event: twin EF 4 tornadoes! Tragically, one of these monster twisters gouged a path through Pilger, Nebraska, leaving the town in ruins. One year later, the Tornado Hunters return to the small town and unearth an incredible first-hand story of survival.

Delmont, South Dakota

On May 11, 2015, the Tornado Hunters visited Delmont, South Dakota the day after a rare early-morning twister ripped through the town. Four months later, the guys return to reconnect with Fire Chief Elmer Goehring, who takes them on an emotional and inspiring tour of a community determined to get back on its feet again.

Vilonia, Arkansas

On April 27, 2014, the Tornado Hunters had a dramatic “near-miss” with a mile-wide tornado near the town of Vilonia, Arkansas. They TH guys were lucky - but the residents of this small town were not. In this installment of “Aftermath” - Vilonia residents Stanley Gordon Jr. and his father share their incredible story of surviving an EF 4 tornado that almost completely destroyed their entire community.

Tilston, Manitoba

On July 27, 2015, the Tornado Hunters had front-row seats to one of the most spectacular tornadoes to ever touch down in Canada. Luckily, this massive twister caused very little damage and no lives were lost… but one family came incredibly close to losing everything.