Video: Tornado tears through Germany, just missing Netherlands
A tornado caused a great deal of damage in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Wednesday. Around the city of Viersen, just across the border of Venlo, multiple homes lost roofs and numerous trees were blown over, NOS reports.
One person was seriously hurt in Viersen and a firefighter was hit by lighting. As far as is known, no one was killed. The tornado lasted almost 15 minutes.
The emergency services in the Netherlands received no reports about the tornado, a spokesperson for safety office Veiligheidsregio Noord-Limburg said to NOS. The Netherlands sees tornadoes once or twice a year. They are more common in Germany. This was the sixth tornado in Germany this year.
Another video of violent tornado near Lobberich, Germany this afternoon, May 16th, 2018! WOW! Video by Björn Wobedo pic.twitter.com/WhrL3xsxdA— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) May 16, 2018
Die ersten Bilder erreichen uns gerade nach dem schweren #Unwetter aus dem Bereich #Viersen im #Niederrhein. Die Feuerwehr ist mit zahlreichen Kräften vor Ort. Häuserdächer wurden abgedeckt, Bäume prallten bei einem schweren Sturm auf Fahrzeuge. #Wetter #Tornado pic.twitter.com/hBY1XZL30c— nrw-aktuell.tv (@nrwaktuelltv) May 16, 2018