I will say that I loved watching Ainsley Hayes build a potato gun. It was like some kind of West Wing/Mythbusters crossover. Bahahaha! Truth.
There were a LOT of complaints I read about how the tornado scenario is teh ludicrousnuts; it could have, would have, should have been a hurricane given the location, but the idea of storm chasers being a good cover for burglars got stuck in the writers' heads so they ran with it. I do agree, it's one of those "Oh FFS, CSI" situations. Though it could have been worse, as someone on TWoP helpfully pointed out:
"This episode was almost as improbable as the one where the bad guys timed their bank robbery with the arrival of a hurricane/tsunami with a monster wave descending on Miami so the heavy gold would be floated out to sea by the wall of water."
Seriously? SERIOUSLY? *head-desk-hard* Ow.