Krnov hit by tornado

A group of meteorologists who arrived in the town of Krnov in Moravia have confirmed that a storm that swept through the municipality on Tuesday night was a tornado. The roofs on dozens of homes were blown off and eight people were injured; trees were also felled. The tornado struck practically without warning, causing the damage in the space of just three minutes. Emergency crews and 120 fire fighters were called to the site. A clean-up operation is now underway in the town.

Author: Jan Velinger