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(YouTube)   Tornado destroys man-camp in North Dakota oil country last night. With no shelter available, the roughnecks decide to do the one thing anyone else in this sort of situation would do: hang out and shoot video. The fun starts at :58 (Not safe for work language)   (youtube.com) divider line 30
    More: Scary, North Dakota, Minot, Watford City, Water pumping, tornadoes  
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4725 clicks; posted to Video » on 27 May 2014 at 11:18 AM (47 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-27 10:48:20 AM  
Those dudes are crazy. I understand having nowhere to run, but filming it as it comes right toward you is just not smart.
 
2014-05-27 11:29:31 AM  
They didn't make the tornado go away by flexing?
 
2014-05-27 11:38:46 AM  
Viral marketing for Tyrant?  That sand/rocknado shot near the end was pretty neat.

I also like how the video ends right as the tornado gets close...would have been a better viral hit if it was advertised as "smashed Cell Phone found in Canadian wilderness has video from tornado in North Dakota"

/or the fact that the ground is nothing but fist sized projectiles...I was going to say rolling the windows down in the truck was dumb...but with those lying around, glass wouldn't have really helped if they got picked up and thrown at 150mph
 
2014-05-27 11:45:10 AM  
That guy had an annoying voice and verbal idiosyncrasies.

I was hoping he would eat it.

Disappointed. Would not watch again.
 
2014-05-27 12:39:36 PM  
hey guys, you forgot the part where you start the truck and drive far and fast in the opposite direction...
 
2014-05-27 12:54:37 PM  
I like how the camp is nothing but rows and rows of white trucks.  I always knew why white was the most popular color in the US, but seeing it is just strange.

And I guess these man camps don't have any type of tornado shelter.  Good to see that these responsible companies are taking care of their employees just as they are taking care of the environment...
 
2014-05-27 01:02:45 PM  

wingnut396: And I guess these man camps don't have any type of tornado shelter.


They're called "ditches."
 
2014-05-27 01:30:38 PM  
HA HA I'M DEAD! But, please, continue.
 
2014-05-27 02:32:03 PM  
He sounds like somebody mixed together the voices of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo.

FarkingReading: That guy had an annoying voice and verbal idiosyncrasies.


In other words, this.
 
2014-05-27 02:37:12 PM  

wingnut396: I like how the camp is nothing but rows and rows of white trucks.  I always knew why white was the most popular color in the US, but seeing it is just strange.

And I guess these man camps don't have any type of tornado shelter.  Good to see that these responsible companies are taking care of their employees just as they are taking care of the environment...


I'm assuming those are fleet vehicles that the company owns just like the trailers.
 
2014-05-27 02:58:23 PM  
We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.
 
2014-05-27 03:02:03 PM  
Shelter in place. Or in a truck. All good.
 
2014-05-27 03:12:33 PM  

Rawhead Rex: We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.


and what are the qualifications for this job?
 
2014-05-27 03:26:14 PM  
If the tornado picked them up, we would finally find out what it would be like for it to be raining men.
 
2014-05-27 03:38:50 PM  

Rawhead Rex: We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.


Nobody died.  There is one 15 year old girl in critical condition, but she is expected to make it.  And I'd love to know what company you're with, because I don't know anybody in the Bakken making 9 bills a day except the execs with the oil companies.
 
2014-05-27 04:32:44 PM  

Rawhead Rex: We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.


Are these considered "long term" jobs that you can retire from or just "deal with it for as long as you can and bank some cash then leave" jobs?
 
2014-05-27 04:48:46 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Rawhead Rex: We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.

Are these considered "long term" jobs that you can retire from or just "deal with it for as long as you can and bank some cash then leave" jobs?


I think jobs of opportunity. Kinda like during the tech bubble when everyone got MS certified. You've got to be ready for it to end.
 
2014-05-27 04:54:53 PM  
That guy has a Yoda voice.
 
2014-05-27 05:13:48 PM  

Rawhead Rex: We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.


Are you hiring?  Cause I'd love to do that. Need an electrical engineer?
 
2014-05-27 05:14:36 PM  

BenJammin: That guy has a Yoda voice.


To me, he sounds exactly like Brian Posehn.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-27 05:26:49 PM  
Piping Designers with Bentley and Instrument/Electrical Designers with AutoCAD...
Yeah...it's a bubble thing...N. Dakota is hot right now...like Alaska was 10 years ago.
It'll fade, but there's money to be made in the meantime!
Hmm...no deaths? I could have sworn I heard people died...well, glad no one did.
 
2014-05-27 05:42:58 PM  
MelGoesOnTour:
Are these considered "long term" jobs that you can retire from or just "deal with it for as long as you can and bank some cash then leave" jobs?

It's oilfield.
You retire when you run out of appendages.
 
2014-05-27 05:51:00 PM  
Well, at least filming guy can now truthfully say "This one time, at man camp...."
 
2014-05-27 05:52:28 PM  
My brother in law is up there, about 5 miles from where this was shot. The job is kicking his ass and he's too old to be doing it, but the money's too good. His windshield was shattered by golf ball sized hail.
 
2014-05-27 08:24:12 PM  

Maud Dib: MelGoesOnTour:
Are these considered "long term" jobs that you can retire from or just "deal with it for as long as you can and bank some cash then leave" jobs?

It's oilfield.
You retire when you run out of appendages.


Understood.
 
2014-05-27 08:26:02 PM  

darth_shatner: Well, at least filming guy can now truthfully say "This one time, at man camp...."


As a former marching-band member, I'm getting a kick.

/off lawn, too, for good measure
//and, yes, before I started to pay tenor sax circa 11th grade I DID march with a Bass Clarinet
 
2014-05-27 08:27:46 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: darth_shatner: Well, at least filming guy can now truthfully say "This one time, at man camp...."

As a former marching-band member, I'm getting a kick.

/off lawn, too, for good measure
//and, yes, before I started to play tenor sax circa 11th grade I DID march with a Bass Clarinet


Dang how I hate late-night typos!

/and it ain't even 'late' yet. Lawn, etc.
 
2014-05-27 11:08:30 PM  
The voice sounds like Henchman 21
 
2014-05-27 11:31:29 PM  
OK so the shot with the street light and the swirl of dirt was awesome, which is great, cause I would have been in the truck and on the road by the time I saw it on the horizon so I'm glad these guys were there to take that risk for me.
 
2014-05-28 12:36:59 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: Rawhead Rex: We put guys to work in N. Dakota...very glad it wasn't our camp that was hit...
Those guys live like that because they earn very good money.
We send ours up earning 900.00 a day, free food/housing...and paid travel home on rotations...
Rotation schedule is usually 3 weeks working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day...then you're off and flown home for either 2 or 3 weeks...depending on the schedule you choose...just depends on whether you want to make more money or not...if so, only take 2 weeks off.
That's 18900. every 3 weeks...all living quarters and food covered.
You're making bank doing this...
Of course, beware of tornados, I guess!
Poor guys that died...
R.I.P.

Are you hiring?  Cause I'd love to do that. Need an electrical engineer?


where do i send resume?
 
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