7 killed in Dundee tornado

June 7th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

tornado Dundee Dundee has been rocked by a devastating tornado in which the furious wind had speed of up to 135 mph.

The storm struck early on Monday, and officials said that the initial damage caused by the storm could be in the regions of tens of millions of dollars. Tornado experts say the storm was a category E2 scale. Category E5 scale is the most severe form of tornado.

The storm leveled homes and electricity power lines, plunging most of the city into darkness. Most residents literally ran for their lives, as the winds slammed in their homes. According to reports there were 7 casualties in the storm.

Officials are now trying to identify if the storm was caused by a single tornado or multiple tornadoes.

Officials have released the map route of the tornado. The map identifies where the tornado first struck, and the route it passed and the areas where it caused the most havoc.

Residents have started the cleanup exercise and the sound of chain saws could he heard throughout the affected areas. “It’s the most disturbing sound I ever heard. You could hear the house coming apart. I’m happy to alive,” according to Andy Salenbien whose parents house on M-50 was damaged very badly.

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