VIDEO: Tornado tears through North Dakota

It damaged an oil field camp near Watford City and destroyed at least a dozen recreational vehicles. (CNN)
It damaged an oil field camp near Watford City and destroyed at least a dozen recreational vehicles. (CNN)

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (CNN/NBC) — A tornado tears through McKenzie County in western North Dakota.

It damaged an oil field camp near Watford City and destroyed at least a dozen recreational vehicles.

Oil workers have no time to scramble to safety when the terrifying tornado hit their camp. You can see the tornado touch down, coming so quickly there was no escape.

The oil workers didn’t know what to do or where to go, so they hopped in a truck.

They were apparently intending to leave but then weren’t sure which way the twister was headed, so they stayed put and rode it out.

Nine people were hurt, most suffering minor injuries. One person was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries.

Meanwhile, the guys in the truck seemed to fare fine, and crews from the National Weather Service are out surveying the damage.

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