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Photos and Videos: Tornado Hits Pendang, Kedah (Puting Beliung Melanda Pendang)

Photo credit to kerabubersuara

Photo credit to kerabubersuara

Berita Harian reported that least 15 houses in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah were damaged by a tornado at about 4 p. m. today, during a heavy rain.

Among the affected areas are Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah.

A report from NST says that:

“A source at the Meteorology Department confirmed that it was a landspout which can occur in instances of strong winds. A landspout is similar to a waterspout. The only difference is that it occurs over land” – NST

Landspout  a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.

Nobody was reportedly injured during the incident.

Wild Watersprouts Pictures

Here are photos of waterspouts around the world during the 21st century.

A waterspout is a tornado or twister over water instead of over the land.

Waterspout can cause disaster; if a waterspout hits a ship, it could crush them into pieces.

If a waterspout moves onshore, the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, as some of them can cause significant damage and injuries to people.

(Please click the photos for larger images)

Photos: Tornadoes Tore Through Southern Mississippi And Alabama

A tornado is pictured near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this still image from a video shot by Rynal Grant February 10, 2013. The tornado, which touched down at approximately 1730 local time, was reported to have injured three people and caused damage to the nearby campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. REUTERS/Rynal Grant/Handout

A tornado is pictured near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this still image from a video shot by Rynal Grant February 10, 2013. The tornado, which touched down at approximately 1730 local time, was reported to have injured three people and caused damage to the nearby campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. REUTERS/Rynal Grant/Handout

A swarm of tornadoes tore through several counties in southern Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday damaging lots of buildings, vehicles and trees.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said it appears a single tornado caused the damage in Forrest, Marion and Lamar counties.

Hundreds of homes are damaged in Forrest County.

In Hattiesburg, the twister moved along one of the city’s main streets and damaged buildings at the governor’s alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi.

Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee says 10 or 15 people were injured by the tornado that slammed Hattiesburg and other parts of the county.

This is a disaster.

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