A rare tornado touch-down was observed near Zeering Road in Denair, Stanislaus County, California on the afternoon (local time) of November 15, 2015.
The tornado damaged houses and trees, as well as a roof of the nearby church, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. No injuries or victims have been reported, however 1 700 people have been cut off the electricity supplies at the time.
Video credit: CBS Sacramento
Local residents have confirmed it has been at least several years since they can remember a tornado like event in the area. "This is absolutely rare for Stanislaus County", Sergeant Anthony Bejaran said.
A tornado touched down in Denair, CA this afternoon. Photos of the damage provided by the Stanislaus Sheriff. pic.twitter.com/T7dEBe6TiB— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) November 16, 2015
The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed the observed event to be a tornado touch down, although its strength still needs to be estimated.
Featured image: Damage caused by a rare tornado touch down in Stanislaus County, California, November 15, 2015. Image credit: Stanislaus Sheriff