Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tornado "Down Under" Causes Damage Near Perth Australia

The above video (posted on YouTube) shows the tornado that struck the Perth Australia suburbs of Morley and Dianella around midday on Thursday (Australian time).  Another tornado struck near York, about 60 miles East of Perth, shortly thereafter.

The following video shows the funnel cloud associated with the first tornado in great detail, nearly overhead of the person taking the video.  This is not a safe practice, as debris could have fallen on top of him (which luckily for him did not happen).  Warning, foul language at one point in the video:

The tornado is reported to have caused minor to moderate damage to the area, including a Blockbuster store that had its roof torn off and much of the front glass blown in:

At the height of the storm, about 5,000 people were reportedly without power.  Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported.

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