Eastern China's Shandong Province was hit by its largest tornado outbreak in more than 10 years on July 11, 2021. At least 10 tornadoes were reported, with at least 3 of them violent. The reports are still coming in and the number of reported tornadoes is rising.
A violent tornado moved directly into downtown Shenxian around 13:00 UTC on July 11, 2021, causing 'catastrophic' damage.
The twister debarked hardwood, tossed cars, leveled a number of homes, and left several people injured, according to extreme weather enthusiast Eric Wang.
Wang shared what he described as 'unbelievable footage' ...captured at the time the violent roaring wedge moved directly into downtown Shenxian. "The worst case scenario," Wang said.
Violent tornado have caused catastrophic damage in ShenXian, Shandong Province three hours ago.The tornado moved directly into downtown, hardwood debarked, cars tossed, houses completely leveled....multiple injuries report incoming. pic.twitter.com/DffoHTJPqd— Eric Wang (@Ericwang1101) July 11, 2021
Unbelievable footage captured the violent roaring wedge moved directly into downtown ShenXian, the worst case senario.... https://t.co/QWTCLNS1EZ— Eric Wang (@Ericwang1101) July 11, 2021
Another possible violent tornado flattened entire forests before moving directly into downtown Gaotang shortly after the Shenxian event.
"Seems like a 1.6 km (1 mile) wide rain-wrapped wedge [tornado] moved directly into downtown Gaotang, the worst-case scenario you can imagine," Wang said.
We're now keep seeing and hearing intense damage coming from the affected area, seems like a mile-wide rain-wrapped wedge moved directly into downtown Gaotang, the worst case senario you can imagine. There're countless debarked hardwood trees and forests outside city. https://t.co/CBxXm28vI1 pic.twitter.com/kUBJrkDeBl— Eric Wang (@Ericwang1101) July 12, 2021
Another possible major tornado hit BingZhou at midnight local time. This tornado destroyed manufactured houses, completely tore down reinforced concrete telephone poles and threw vehicles.
With more information coming, the total tornado number from yesterday outbreak in Shandong Province has just hit 10 and still counting. This is the largest tornado outbreak for this Province over a decade.— Eric Wang (@Ericwang1101) July 12, 2021
Here's a list I compiled of significant tornadoes in China so far this year.— Oakhurst_WX (@Oakhurst_WX) July 12, 2021
(NOTE that ratings reflect MY ESTIMATES and are NOT OFFICIAL) pic.twitter.com/48SxPTKrAg
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