13 dead after tornado strikes border city in Mexico – the most powerful tornado witnessed in 100 years

Mexico Tornado
May 2015MEXICOIn six seconds, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, with a ferocity that officials said hasn’t been witnessed in more than 100 years.  At least 13 people were killed, including three children, Acuña Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said. Another 200 were injured. Photos from the scene, which sits right across the border from Del Rio, Texas, showed cars blown upright, front bumper on the ground and leaning against homes. The twister flipped over school buses and damaged about 400 homes. Officials said records don’t show such a powerful tornado hitting the city in more than a century.
The storm system that spawned the deadly tornado is the same one whose rains have caused flooding in Central Texas. Neighbors from across the international bridge in Del Rio. Acuña is a historic border city that people outside of Mexico know as the setting for Robert Rodriguez’s films “El Mariachi” and “Desperado,” and George Strait’s song, “Blame it on Mexico.” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that he will visit Acuña, about 155 miles west of San Antonio, Texas, to survey the damage. –CNN
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2 Responses to 13 dead after tornado strikes border city in Mexico – the most powerful tornado witnessed in 100 years

  1. Yellow Bird says:

    my heavens! another picture which speaks 1000 words!
    thankful there were not many more deaths and injuries 😦

    here is a good map of global tornado areas:

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  2. Yellow Bird says:

    another graphic, probly incomplete and somewhat out-of-date, but even so there is an upward pattern apparent:

    Like

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