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Virginia Tech students chase after storms

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - A group of Virginia Tech students had a real-life experience when it comes to storm chasing.

About 20 students and some faculty members from the College of Natural Resources and Environment drove through the Great Plains to track tornadoes and other severe weather activity.

They traveled as far as Texas and South Kansas.

Students said it was a jaw dropping experience.

"It's really crazy. You don't believe what's in front out your eyes, especially for me who's never seen a tornado before ever in my life, you see them on TV, on the Internet. Stand there and looking at it 10 miles away from you and you're just in amazement," said Kerrie Simmons, an undergraduate student studying meteorology.