WATCH: Tornado Wreaks Havoc in Guangzhou

By Lars James Hamer, June 17, 2022

0 0

A tornado hit Taiping village in Guangzhou’s Conghua district at around 7.20pm last night – June 16 – leading to over 5,400 people having their electricity cut off and causing scaffolding to collapse. 

Trees were also pulled from the ground and vehicles damaged and destroyed by the twister. 

One witness said, “I saw the tornado swirling on the road and heading towards the metro; the wind was strong, the sky was black and there were flashes of lightning. It was really scary.”

Authorities are still assessing the extent of the damage to surrounding areas but, as of press time, no one has been reported injured.  

Emergency response workers, including firefighters and public safety officials, have been dispatched to the area.

More images of the damage caused by the tornado:

002TLsr9ly1h3afddy7tgj60sg11wgr002.jpeg

002TLsr9ly1h3afddy7vrj60sg11wwjw02.jpeg

002TLsr9ly1h3afddy0pxj60sg11wdnb02.jpeg

002TLsr9ly1h3afde2jc6j60o01hc79702.jpeg

002TLsr9ly1h3afddykngj60sg11wagr02.jpeg

002TLsr9ly1h3afddylm3j60sg11wjwm02.jpeg

Images via Weibo@惠州电台

This is not the first time Guangdong has been hit by a tornado; in 2015 Typhoon Mujigae triggered tornado in the province and cut off power, water and communications.

Guangdong has been experiencing a prolonged spell of wet weather of late, and this week yellow, amber and red warnings were issues in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. 

READ MORE: Yellow Weather Warnings for Guangzhou Shenzhen

The East Asian rainy season or meiyu (which literally means plum rains) has also begun, and can last all the way into August. 

READ MORE: Explainer: The Plum Rain Season of East Asia


[Cover image via Weibo@这里是阆中]

more news

Child Dies After Being Kicked by Guangzhou Teacher

The boy died after 26 days in hospital.

'Trip in Guangzhou Carnival' Urban Exploration Competition

20 award-winning routes highlight the charm of Guangzhou's cultural tourism.

Javen Zheng on Guangzhou's Startup Community

We reached out to Javen Zheng to learn more about Guangzhou's startup community and his role with Startup Grind.

Africans in Guangzhou Experience Rising Xenophobia Amid COVID-19

This comes despite many claiming not to have any recent travel history or to have come into contact with known COVID-19 patients.

Meet the Man Behind Guangzhou's Popular Cycle Canton Tour Company

The bike-based tourist experience company aims to help curious people discover Guangzhou’s fascinating history, culture and architecture.

Save Big on 12 Cans of This Guangzhou-Brewed IPA Beer

Start the summer right, with discounted beer!

Rob Turnbull Talks Coronavirus Impact on Guangzhou's F&B Industry

Rob Turnbull has spent the past 15 years living in Guangzhou, where he has become a well-known figure in the F&B scene.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives