06 May 2012

Tokyo Tornado!

15 Iyyar 5772
Day 30 of the Omer

Tornado near Tokyo kills one, injures dozens


...Public broadcaster NHK showed rows of houses without roofs, apartment complexes with smashed balconies and shattered windows, and tilting telephone poles that could barely stand.
It said about 200 homes were damaged.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said 24,000 homes were without electricity as lightning added to the storm's damage.

Tornadoes are relatively rare in the Tokyo area.