BRANSON, Mo. - Security camera footage from outside a Branson apartment complex has captured the moments surrounding the Leap Day tornado striking the area.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube by a KY3 viewer, shows the rapidly changing conditions in just under two minutes as the late-night tornado bore down on the Branson area. At roughly 1 minute, 45 seconds into the video, a major power flash can be seen as a transformer blows, sending sparks upward into the tornado.
The tornado itself is difficult to see because of the rain that steadily fell amid the darkness; however, the video shows just how quickly the storm intensified the night of Feb. 28 into the morning of Feb. 29.