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"Oh God, Please Make It Pass": Storm Chaser Has Incredibly Close Call With Tornado

A self-proclaimed storm chaser came way too close to a tornado Monday and was lucky to be alive after a narrow escape that was captured on video near Tupelo, Miss.

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The tornado went on to cause major damage in the Tupelo area.

Editor's note: The original video uploaded to YouTube on Monday has since been made private, a copy of the video has been added here.

Jon Passantino is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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