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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Colquitt County storm chaser Rick Lipscomb returned home late Tuesday night after spending nearly 20 hours driving around southwest Georgia and over to central Alabama looking for storms.

It reminded him of the record-breaking tornado outbreak three years ago this week that killed nearly 350 people.

Lipscomb shot some of the most startling video of the deadliest tornado that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011. He says after that experience and the death of a well-respected storm chaser in a tornado, he doesn't take as many chances. "I look at this totally different than what I did before Tuscaloosa. It changed me, and I'm not the same person I was. That's for sure," Lipscomb said.

Tuesday, Lipscomb saw some heavy rain, downed trees and plenty of standing water but no tornadoes.

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