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Discovery Channel Covers Recent Tornado Outbreak in ‘Storm Chasers’ Programming Exclusive

by Andrew

Posted on May 19, 2011

Discovery Channel Storm ChasersThe recent tornado outbreak that violently swept through the Southern part of the United States, from Alabama to Mississippi, destroyed the lives of over 300 people caused by at least 200 tornadoes. The must-be-crazy 'Storm Chasers' on the Discovery Channel, part of DISH Network programming, were there to catch most of the whirlwind action that ripped towns apart. The Discovery Channel will be airing the exclusive footage that was shot from April 27, 2011 in a special entitled 'Tornado Rampage 2011,' on Sunday, May 22 at 9pm ET/PT. According to a Discovery Channel press release, the 'Storm Chasers' crew was working on their new season of 'Storm Chasers' on the day that 200 tornados broke through the South. Never-before-scene footage from the film crew that historic day will be part of the 'Tornado Rampage 2011' feature TV show. 'Storm Chasers' Meterologist, Reed Timmer, who was on scene at the time of the outbreak, commented on the rarity of a natural disaster of that magnitude: "In all my years of chasing tornadoes, this was hands down the most unforgettable day.  The intensity of the storm activity and the sheer number of tornadoes that touched down is overwhelming and heartbreaking.  By studying this historic day we hope to learn more information for our research and help better predict tornadoes and save lives." Watch a preview of Sunday night's 'Tornado Rampage 2011' below, then head over to authorized DISH Network retailer, DISH Systems, online to learn more about DISH Network programming. You can also catch DISH Systems' news and updates on satellite TV by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter.