About 20 tornadoes were spawned by the storm, with the most notable impacting Mobile, Alabama on Christmas Day. The EF-2 tornado, with estimated 111-135 mph winds, was on the ground for about 10 minutes, traveled nearly 6 miles, and only caused minor injuries.
A Walgreen's store in Mobile had their surveillance cameras running when the storm passed very close to the store.
In the video you'll notice flashes of green as the twister approaches. Those are not lightning strikes, but power transformers exploding.
I understand the curiosity in seeing a tornado up close, but they are not to be messed with. At 1:06 in, a man wearing camouflage, says "Oh my god, a twister," and then exits the store two seconds later. NEVER go outside when a tornado is on the ground near you! The man in the background wearing the striped shirt has the right idea: getting away from the door. Our camouflage-clad gentleman quickly realizes his mistake and runs back inside to safety.