At least 50 homes were damaged after a strong tornado swept through the town of Marpigen, Saarland, Germany on November 17, 2022.
The worst of the storm lasted only about ten seconds, according to eyewitnesses, but the intense winds snapped trees, which then fell onto houses, driving some residents outdoors in panic. The winds were strong enough to send bricks flying through the air, shattering car windows.1
More than fifty residences were damaged by the tornado. Some had portions of their roofs removed, while others had their roofs nearly completely destroyed.
The most severe damage was limited to a few streets and no injuries were reported.
On average, Germany experiences between 20 and 60 tornadoes per year.
1 50 houses damaged after tornado hits Saarland town – The Local – November 18, 2022
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