Friday, September 18, 2009

Moscow Tornado

For only the third time in recorded history a tornado has touched down in a suburb of Moscow, Russia.

The F3 class tornado touched down in Krasnozavodsk, northeast of Moscow. More than 100 people were injured and there is one reported fatality of a boy trapped under a tree.

As you can see from the picture on the left, the consequences could have been much more severe, but the tornado went straight between these apartment blocks, tearing up trees and tossing cars, but leaving the buildings standing.

Previously major tornadoes have hit the Moscow area in 1984 and 1904.

A first person video is embedded below, as well as a news report.

MOS News
Ria Novosti
Bukvalno Live Journal (photos - click through for the entire gallery)

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