It Was 'Surreal' As Tornado Crushed Joplin Store, Says Video Maker

May 24, 2011

The young man who recorded the terrifying sounds as the tornado that crushed Joplin, Mo., on Sunday destroyed the convenience story where he and a small group of other people were seeking safety says it was a "surreal" scene.

And "basically the only thing that was left standing was the [walk-in] cooler that we were in," Isaac Duncan told CNN.

His dark video, which we posted Monday, has been played and replayed many times on news networks and websites over the past 24 hours or so. Here it is again:

And here is Duncan's interview with CNN:

Judging from his Twitter page and this song at, the 23-year-old Duncan is an aspiring singer and songwriter. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit