Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a tornado twists across the sky over a Chilean town that was also accompanied with thunder and lightning.
The tornado was filmed above the commune of San Nicolas in the central Chilean region of Nuble, and the footage has been widely shared on social media.
The video shows the funnel-shaped tornado twisting across the sky on a dark gloomy day.
San Nicolas mayor Victor Toro said: “There was an electrical storm with a large marine downpour, but it did not touch the ground.
“Thank God it only resulted in intense rainfall with thunder and lightning, and did not cause any material damage or injuries to anyone.”
The Chilean Meteorological Agency and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said last week that strong winds and possible tornados were expected in the regions of Nuble and Biobio.
The National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI) warned on Twitter: “If a tornado threatens a place where you are, go to the lowest level of the building and then find an interior room or central place such as the toilets.
“The safest place is an underground room or basement.”
According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 13,813 cases of COVID-19 in Chile with 198 related deaths.
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