Moment a tornado rips through Chinese city sending debris spinning through the air as it uproots trees and damages more than 50 房屋
至少 50 homes were damaged after a powerful tornado ripped through a Chinese city, uprooting trees and destroying cars.
Footage of the terrifying twister was captured by residents in Huludao city in 中国‘s Longgang District.
Footage shows the air column rapidly gaining strength as it swept through a residential area, uprooting trees and damaging houses and vehicles.
The tornado damaged 50 homes in Huludao city in China’s Longgang District as well as ripping out trees. One person was taken to hospital for treatment following the storm
Despite only lasting for a minute, the tornado caused significant damage to homes hit by its powerful winds
One resident filmed the storm approaching the window of his flat
The tornado smashed windows and ripped off balconies from the apartment complex
The tornado lasted for about a minute but damaged more than 50 房屋, uprooted trees, and knocked over street lights.
One person was injured and sent to the hospital for treatment.
A tornado is a powerful rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. They form when warm air rises through colder air, which can create spinning updrafts when winds move in different speeds and directions.
One person was injured during the dramatic storm which lasted for only a minute
What is a tornado?
A tornado is a narrow, rapidly spinning column of air around an intense low pressure centre that reaches the ground from cumulonimbus clouds, also known as thunderstorm clouds, 根据气象局.
Tornadoes have a narrow width, usually up to 100 米 (328 脚) but the damage can be concentrated and severe.
As they develop, funnel shaped clouds extend from the base of the cloud and when these reach the ground, a tornado is formed.
A tornado is a narrow, rapidly spinning column of air around an intense low pressure centre that reaches the ground from cumulonimbus clouds, also known as thunderstorm clouds, 根据气象局. 图为, a tornado over a field
Tornadoes can have wind speeds up to 483 kilometres per hour (300 英里每小时) and when they touch the ground can destroy trees and buildings in their path, throwing heavy objects like cars though the air like a Frisbee.
Tornadoes which occur over water are referred to as a waterspout and those which do not touch ground are referred to as a funnel cloud.
The highest surface wind speed ever recorded of 486 kilometres per hour (302 英里每小时) is a result of the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
The greatest distance travelled by a single tornado was 352 公里 (219 英里) from Ellington, Missouri to Princeton, 印第安那州, 上 18 游行 1925.
The most tornadoes in a single year were recorded in 2004. 曾经有 1,820.