Thursday, December 07, 2006

You Say Tournado, I Say Tornado

I had no idea that Britain experiences an average of 30 tornados a year. That’s almost as many as Logan County.

In fact, a bad one hit London today:
LONDON, England (CNN) -- A tornado hit a residential area of London on Thursday, injuring at least six people, according to ambulance service staff.

Police were alerted to the tornado in north-west London at around 11 a.m., a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said.

One man was taken to hospital suffering from serious head injuries, and five people were treated at the scene for minor injuries and shock.

The storm, with winds of around 150 mph (240 kph), ripped roofs off some homes, tore down walls and trees, and left streets strewn with debris. One car was buried under fallen bricks, video footage from the scene showed.

"It was like some sort of cyclone," said Tim Klotz, a resident of the Kensal Rise
You can almost hear Mr. Klotz’s accent as he explains his “some sort of cyclone” experience. Scary. Right out of a scene from The Wizard of Ozington.

1 comment:

Tim Klotz said...

Hey Dave,

I'm from New York. Tell you what, they edit out the more direct language I used.

Tim Klotz