Tornadoes hit China damaging homes and cutting power to thousands

Tornadoes hit China damaging homes and cutting power to thousands

Tornadoes hit parts of east China provinces on July 14 and 15, 2017, damaging houses and cutting off power to thousands of houses. No casualties were reported.

According to CCTV, a tornado with a speed of more than 72 km/h (44 mph) touched down in Youxi County of east China's Fujian Province at about 17:00 local time on Friday, July 14.

Accompanied by a short thunderstorm, it was on the ground for about half an hour. The twister snapped more than 100 trees in Xibin Township, affected more than 200 families and caused waterlogging in many areas. 

Thirteen high-voltage power lines were reported to be damaged in the county, affecting nearly 10 000 residents. 

Tornado also hit Baoying County of east China’s Jiangsu at wee hours of Saturday, July 15 with more than 3 000 trees and dozens of utility poles being blown away in two worst-hit townships.

In addition, about 5 000 houses were out of power. 

Video courtesy CCTV

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