He explained, “The bottom two levels (of the building) are on ground-level or below ground-level, and it just so happened that my office is in Coleman Coliseum, and we’re all in there, and the power went out. So we had no clue what was going on. So my boss and I went up to the third floor, and we actually ran up the stairs to the third floor to kind of look out the windows to see, you know, what we could see, and as soon as we looked out of the window, we saw what you see there in the video, and it was just, I mean, it was just amazing. I mean, we just couldn’t believe what we were seeing.”
“Early Show” co-anchor Chris Wragge asked if England had zoomed in on the tornado or was actually as close as the footage appears.
England said, “Actually, I was zoomed out to try to get the whole tornado, and I still couldn’t catch it, the whole thing. I mean, we were probably maybe 200 to 300 yards away from it.”