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Dallas-Area Tornadoes Have Tulsa Truckers Talking

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It was like a scene from a movie. A tornado the size of Texas barreled through the Dallas area, leaving behind a path of destruction. It was like a scene from a movie. A tornado the size of Texas barreled through the Dallas area, leaving behind a path of destruction.
Witt is the General Manager at Borden's Dairy downtown. Each day he has hundreds of drivers out on the road, so he understand the threats they face during storm season. Witt is the General Manager at Borden's Dairy downtown. Each day he has hundreds of drivers out on the road, so he understand the threats they face during storm season.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

The most dangerous part of a tornado is the debris. So you can imagine the threat of several 50,000-pound semi-trucks flying through air.

That's exactly what happened Tuesday - and it's left the trucking world talking. The trucking community is on edge after seeing the stunning images of tractor-trailers being tossed through the air.

But in their line of business, truckers say severe weather is just something they have to face.

It was like a scene from a movie. A tornado the size of Texas barreled through the Dallas area, leaving behind a path of destruction.

"It was incredible," Rendie Nagrassus said. "I've never seen anything like it."

Semi trucks picked up and thrown through the air like toys.

"When you look at that video of real life - it wasn't the movie 'Twister,' it was real, so it was a pretty scary video," Bill Witt said.

Witt is the General Manager at Borden's Dairy downtown. Each day he has hundreds of drivers out on the road, so he understand the threats they face during storm season.

"It's Oklahoma. It's weather. It's just part of our day to day," Witt said. "It's a big rectangular box with air in it - so there's a lot of space underneath the trailer, in a tornado event, it's gonna go for a ride."

No one was in the trucks when the tornado launched them hundreds of feet in the air in Lancaster. And when it comes to Mother Nature, Witt says there's not much you can do to keep them ground.

"Nobody can withstand the strength of tornado which is running 80, 90 miles an hour of wind - just an event you have no control over," Witt said.

There were no injuries at that trucking facility in Texas, but there was significant damage to the building and equipment.

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