Greater than 150 folks have been reported injured and a number of other villages have suffered extreme harm as an F3 or F4 class twister touched down within the countryside in Moravia, alongside the Czech-Slovak border.
A video circulating on social media captured the spout touching down someplace between Breclav and Hodonin, in southeast Czechia.
No ty vole pic.twitter.com/yVHJtU3ZgG
— Nedakoňský vidlák (@nedavidlak) June 24, 2021
The aftermath of the twister was additionally captured on digicam. Right here is the village of Luzice, with some 3,000 inhabitants.
Tornádo Lužice. pic.twitter.com/pshXYUAUOW
— Martin Masařík (@MasarikMartin) June 24, 2021
Lužice u Hodonína, 19:40. Video: Eva Mrkusová. pic.twitter.com/OuAKzuE0c1
— Tomáš City (@tomasUrban77) June 24, 2021
The mayor of Hrušky, which has a inhabitants of 1,500, says half the village was “destroyed.”
Authorities have estimated the variety of accidents between 100 and 150 folks, however stories of accidents and harm are nonetheless coming in.
Tezko verit, ze neni dusledek valky, ale tornada v Breclavi 😰 pic.twitter.com/aYbGLAjwye
— @Marketa Kutilova (@kutka18) June 24, 2021
One Czech TV station stated the twister could have been a F3 or F4 on the Fujita scale, rated at “important” to “extreme” harm. Meteorologist Michal Žáok stated it was “in all probability the strongest twister in latest [Czech]historical past” and really unusual in Europe.
Native emergency providers have warned residents to not be outdoors or on the roads, and described the state of affairs as “broken homes, fireplace, site visitors accidents, bushes on automobiles and houses.”
“Lots of” of police and first responders have been dispatched to southern Moravia, Czech police introduced, urging folks on the roads to “clear the way in which” for them .
The final time a twister was detected in Czechia was Might 2018. That was a F0 occasion that struck largely empty farmland within the Plzen district, leading to no accidents.
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