A storm ravaging the northwestern district of Mexico sparked an impressive tornado in the city of San Pedro.
Footage shared online from the National Weather Commission (Conagua) shows the tornado forming close to a trafficked street of the Sinaloa town.
Onlookers can be seen curiously watching the funnel of swirling air sucking up more warm air from the ground to strengthen its walls.
Local authorities said the tornado began to form at around 7pm on Thursday before disappearing into thin air less than five minutes latest without causing any damage.
At least 16,000 people were forced to evacuate the Sinaloa district in the past few days due to the overflow of the Culiacan river diversion dam.
The Mexican Interior Ministry sadi 29 shelters had been set up in Sinaloa after the tropical storm causing the overflow dumped 14 inches of rain on the area.
District Attorney-General Juan Jose Rios Estavillo confirmed one person drowned during the storm while two more were killed by electrocution.Mexico is now bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Rosa which is expected to unleash another barrage of wind and rain on Baja California.The Mexican Navy automated station located on Clarion Island recently recorded sustained winds of 44 mph with gusts of 57 mph.Additional strengthening is forecast throughout Friday, and the hurricane is expected to become a major hurricane later today or tonight.Hurricane Rosa has been growing in strength, with potential to become a major hurricane as it continues on its path today according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]
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