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Southeast Georgia man captures deadly tornado on video

Four different videos show different views of the moments the tornado approaches, intense winds whipping across the building and even the roof ripping off.

ELLABELL, Ga. — A Southeast Georgia man is unhurt after surviving a tornado that killed one and left nine injured in Bryan County Tuesday -- and he caught it on camera.

Cliff Horton shared the video with First Coast News after shooting the video on his cellphone while at a golf course in Ellabell. Four different videos show different views of the moments the tornado approaches, intense winds whipping across the structure the man is standing inside, the moment the building's roof is ripped off and the aftermath of debris.

The stepdaughter of the man who shot the video shared it on Twitter, where it is going viral with more than 19,000 likes and more than 5,000 retweets. She said her stepfather and her family are OK and asked for everyone to donate to others who lost their homes or were hurt in the storms.

The first video appears to show a funnel cloud above the nearby tree line. The man's voice can be heard saying "Look at that! ... Crazy. Trees falling down."

The next video shows intense strong winds blowing through the building and the roof being torn off. "There went the roof!" the man says.

Another video shows widespread debris, fallen trees and more damage from the tornado. 

Scroll down for a list of ways to donate to help those in need in Bryan County.

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The Bryan County Family Connection shared the information below on its Facebook page for a list of ways to help, items that are needed and how to make monetary donations:

"UPDATED:  Our list has been updated to include several new needs including tarps for folks to cover anything that is salvageable and blankets and pillows.  We can also now accept gift cards and monetary donations at our office.  


We are simply heartbroken over the damage and destruction caused by the tornado in our North Bryan community this afternoon.   What a scary evening it was for many of us!  But one thing is for sure- no community rallies together like our Bryan County community!  

We've had some folks reach out to us, wanting to know how they can help.  We are working with our partners at Bryan County Fire & Emergency Services and have compiled a list of emergency supplies  that are needed to help our displaced neighbors.  If you are looking for a way to help, donations can be dropped off at our North Bryan office- located at 40 South Industrial Blvd in Pembroke.  Donations can also be dropped off at the Ellabell United Methodist Church, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill and Shuman Electric in Pembroke.  

Hygiene Products for both Men and Women (Deodorant, Shampoo and Conditioner, Body Wash, Shaving Gel, Razors, Feminine Hygiene Products) 

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste 

Baby Wipes 

New Towels and Wash Cloths 

New Socks (of all sizes--children, men, women) 

New Underwear (of all sizes--children, men, women)

Diapers - of all sizes

New Pillows and Bedding 

Dog and Cat Food 

Bottles of Water  


Gift Cards and Monetary Donations 

We will share more specific information on what we can do, as a community, to help our neighbors, as we get it.  Please keep these families, our North Bryan community in general, our First-Responders, Fire and Emergency Personnel, and Law Enforcement Officers in your thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days."

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