Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 07:59
Video: Small tornado strikes southern Netherlands
A small tornado struck southern Netherlands on Tuesday night. The Tornado was spotted in Asten and Liessel. A portion of a chicken shed on Gevlochtsebaan in Heusden, Asten was blown away, Omroep Brabant reports. It is believed that the shed contained asbestos and the surrounding area has been closed down as a precaution. According to Reinier van den Berg of Meteo Group, the trunk of the tornado touched the ground near Liessel. The weatherman said on Twitter that the thunderstorm that moved from Antwerp along Eindhoven had "supercell characteristics", the most serious type among thunderstorms. This type of storm is often accompanied by high winds, lightning and heavy rain.