Massive waterspout off the southern coast of France shocks residents

June 11, 2013FRANCE A natural phenomenon more common for America, a tornado, has hit the South of France shocking locals and holidaymakers on the Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coastline. As thousands in Central Europe are struggling to cope with devastating floods which have already claimed the lives of at least 21 people, a tornado ripped through the French Riviera on Sunday morning. The violently rotating column of air and water formed off the coast not far from popular resort towns of Cannes and Nice. The phenomenon was observed from the Cagnes-sur-Mer commune in southeastern France, rising off to Villeneuve-Loubet and Antibes, reports So far, no damage or injury has been reported. The incident is being widely discussed on social networking services where users – some of them freaked out others rather thrilled – share videos and photos of the “tornado.” “OMG there was a mini tornado in my town today. In Nice!” tweeted user nicknamed Sachamallow. “There’s been a tornado in Cannes. I bet the end of the world is approaching! we’re all gonna die you, will see,” noted @AmaandarineRT
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6 Responses to Massive waterspout off the southern coast of France shocks residents

  1. Irene C says:

    Wow – Germany and Austria are getting hit with massive flooding and France has this unexpected tornado. Here is the U.S we are expecting a derecho to come through Indiana, Ohio, and part of Pennsylvania. I’m in North Central Ohio and this will be coming right at us. Boston was hit by a tornado. Florida is getting more water than it can handle and dealing with giant mosquitoes. Then there is the west which is fighting wild fires (new wild fire in Colorado) and dangerous heat. Must be what they call the “new normal”.


  2. jg says:

    The only way to fix this is with a tax.

    1970s global cooling – tax.
    1990s global warming – tax.
    2010s climate change – tax.
    2013 waterspouts and flooding – yep. A tax will fix it. Wait and see.


  3. Jacques says:

    Similar tornadoes are not so unusual on the mediterranean coast.
    Though they look very sinister they seldom cause havocs.


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