A security camera outside the St. Luke United Methodist Church captured the Tupelo, Mississippi tornado as it hit the building, raining debris down onto the playground outside. The video shows how conditions can go from calm to destruction in a matter of seconds.
The action picks up around 1:15 in the video.
The EF-3 tornado that struck Tupelo was part of a larger tornado outbreak at the beginning of last week, which produced over 70 tornadoes from Arkansas to North Carolina.
The person who uploaded the security camera footage also took a video as he or she attempted to access the church not long after the tornado struck.
[Videos via YouTube user TheTishbite]