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Shocking moment: The couple desperately tries to outrun a tornado before the wind swallows them up

THE shocking moment a couple desperately trying to outrun a tornado before the wind caught them was caught on video this weekend.

The couple drove through a Michigan storm that destroyed homes and resulted in the deaths of two people.

Dramatic video shows a couple caught in a fast-moving tornado in Michigan

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Dramatic video shows a couple caught in a fast-moving tornado in MichiganPhoto credit: Dawn Grubaugh via Storyful
A person cleaning up items after the Michigan tornado.

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A person cleaning up items after the Michigan tornado.Credit: AP

Tornadoes are so rare in the northern Michigan city of Gaylord that the city does not have a siren system to warn people of the dangerous weather.

“In the state of Michigan we generally average about 15 (a year) and more of those live upstate than up north. It’s quite unusual,” John Boris, a science and operations officer, told NPR.

However, residents with cellphones received a “code red” alert about minutes before the tornado hit.

The unidentified woman recorded the extreme weather conditions as the tornado headed for her car.

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She can be heard saying “I don’t know what to do” and “Oh my god” as she and her partner tried to outrun the high-speed winds and navigate flying debris.

At one point, the woman was heard crying and saying, “Oh god, it’s hitting us,” as the tornado whirled around her outside.

The couple stopped and took cover at a car wash to wait for the wind to die down, USA Today reported.

Deadly weather conditions have been observed across the US for the past week.

The tornado that made landfall in Michigan on Friday killed two and injured at least 44 others. The tornado had winds of up to 140 miles per hour that damaged the community.

“Trailers were picked up and tipped over on top of each other. Just a very big debris field,” Otsego County Fire Chief Chris Martin told NPR.

One resident, Steve Wisniewski, said his mother Betty Wisniewski’s home was badly damaged by the tornado, but thankfully she was unharmed.

Gaylord Police Chief Frank Claeys told NPR that first responders initially had difficulty navigating the tornado.

“We looked in places where we knew the inmates. We called her by her name,” Claeys told NPR.

The tornado left more than 14,000 people without power and by Saturday morning that number had dropped to 4,700, MLive reported.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Otsego County.

On Monday, the small town of Morton, Texas, was also hit by a tornado with wind speeds up to 110 km/h.

No injuries or fatalities were reported in this weather event.

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People were instructed to take shelter in a basement or on the bottom floor of a sturdy building.

Chad Casey, a storm chaser, recorded the tornado and described it as an “absolute monster.”

The twister moved quickly toward the couple

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The twister moved quickly toward the couplePhoto credit: Dawn Grubaugh via Storyful

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