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Tornado Hunt Storm Chaser Expected to Make Full Recovery

June 2, 2013

The Weather Channel has received new information regarding the condition of a Tornado Hunt storm chaser who was badly injured when a tornado totaled the car he, Mike Bettes, and another crew member were in.

Austin Anderson was driving the Tornado Hunt vehicle when the tornado struck on Friday evening. Due to the event, Anderson suffered several broken bones and was taken to the hospital.

Anderson is expected to undergo surgery in the next few days, though doctors report that he is expected to make a full recovery.

As a member of the Tornado Hunt chase team, Austin Anderson has braved many tornadoes in the field and has courageously pursued severe weather systems in the name of science. The Weather Channel considers Austin Anderson as family, and sends well-wishes and thoughts to him and his family for his speedy recovery.

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On Day 3 of the Tornado Hunt, the team crosses over the border from Oklahoma into Arkansas on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Anthony Quintano/NBC News)

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