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France: Massive waterspout turned tornado hits Corsica port

35 183 15.07.2019 Инфо

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A massive waterspout hit the port of Bastia, in Corsica, turning into a tornado on Monday morning as authorities issued a safety warning for the entire island of Corsica.
Footage shows the massive vortex over the Mediterranean Sea, just outside the port and near a cruise ship.
The safety warning issued by Meteo-France, France’s weather service, will last until at least 11pm, advises caution as "dangerous phenomena" are expected, including thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding.
"In Bastia, extremely intense rain has been observed, reaching 30mm (1.2 inches) in six minutes, 80mm (3.1 inches) in 30 minutes and 120mm (4.7 inches) in an hour," read a statement from Meteo-France. "Waterspouts have degenerated into tornados."