A large stovepipe tornado touched down in China’s most important port city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on June 16, 2022, causing major damage as it moved into downtown.
While reports and images are still coming in, locals are reporting major damage and possible injuries.
“This might be the first time a tornado entered a city holding more than 18 million people,” said Eric Wang, Chinese extreme weather enthusiast.
“Lots of power flashes…. we’ve already heard major damage and possible injuries. The affected area has already undergone a blackout.”
“As far as we know, this tornado hit commercial buildings and did major damage to the transmission of the subways.”
The damage survey suggests the tornado had EF-2 peak strength. It was on the ground for about 5 minutes and traveled a distance of 1.5 km (0.9 miles).
Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Featured image credit: Eric Wang
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!