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China Braces for Severe Weather After Deadly Tornado in Jiangsu Province


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China Braces for Severe Weather After Deadly Tornado


China is preparing for severe weather in various regions following a violent tornado that claimed the lives of at least 10 people in the eastern province of Jiangsu. This recent incident, which occurred during a period of devastating weather, has prompted authorities to issue warnings about strong winds in coastal areas near the Yellow Sea off Jiangsu.

The Impact of the Tornado

The tornado that struck on Tuesday was brief but extremely powerful. Images shared on social media depicted overturned cars, fallen power lines, and scattered debris strewn across the streets of Suqian, a city in the northern part of the province. Witnesses described the chaos, with one individual stating, “I witnessed solar devices, trees, and even wind flying through the air as I stood at the door. It was a mesmerizing but terrifying sight.”

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According to CCTV, the tornado affected two areas in Jiangsu province – Suqian and Yancheng. In Suqian, the tornado hit a densely populated area at 5:20 pm, resulting in five fatalities and four serious injuries. It also caused extensive damage to 1,646 homes and destroyed acres of crops. Yancheng, another city in the province, experienced the tornado’s wrath, resulting in five deaths and four injuries.

Warning for Additional Regions

In addition to Jiangsu province, weather warnings have been issued for other parts of China. These include the southwestern region of Chongqing, as well as several regions in southwestern Guizhou, southern Hunan, eastern Anhui, and central Hubei. These areas are expected to face heavy rains and potentially severe weather conditions.

Recent Devastating Weather in China

Southeastern China has recently been battered by heavy rains, leading to mass evacuations, landslides, and fatalities. These severe storms were brought by the remnants of Typhoon Haikui, exacerbating the already challenging weather situation in the country.

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