Raging Tornado Hits Mexico Leaving Families Homeless

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorMichael LeidigAgency: Newsflash


This is the moment a huge tornado rises high into a menacing cloud above a Mexican city during a storm which caused chaos and left six families homeless.

Local newspaper El Heraldo de Mexico report the Civil Protection office of Chiapas confirmed that the tornado was formed in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas in southeastern Mexico during a storm which affected 80 local families on yesterday (Wednesday).

The footage shows the moment the huge ominous-looking grey funnel spins in a cloudy sky while astonished drivers and local residents record the scene from their cars and homes.


El Heraldo de Mexico report that at least 80 families were affected by the storm in the colonies of Arroyo Blanco, Arroyo Blanco, Loma Bonita, Paulino Aguilar Paniagua and San Pedro Progresivo de Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Local authorities confirmed that several people suffered minor injuries and six families lost all their material assets, according to El Heraldo de Mexico.

The civil protection office and the Mexican Red Cross reportedly intervened to help people although nobody needed to be transferred to the hospital.

The Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection of Mexico (SSPC) confirmed they intervened to give support to areas of the city affected by the tornado.

Local news outlet Publimetro report the tornado pulled up several trees, blew away several metal sheets used to build local houses and caused traffic problems.