For many Malaysians, we are considered lucky as there are no volcanoes, nor other major disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons. However, it appears that things are changing as human activities continued to contribute to climate change.
The Inforoadblock Facebook page had recently shared a video showing a tornado passing by a town in Kedah yesterday afternoon (26 January).
It is believed that the incident took place in Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah.
The video was recorded by a woman at the scene, where she captured the strong winds forming a tornado in front of the camera. As it appeared, the woman took several steps back in fear.
Meanwhile, chairs and other items place outdoors can be seen flying about as the tornado wrecked its havoc.
Fortunate for them, the tornado moved away from them, though it left behind massive clouds of dust and dirt.
However, this is not the first time tornadoes appeared in Malaysia. According to Peninsula Malaysia Tornado Outbreak Of 2014, there were 42 confirmed tornadoes across Kedah and Selangor, with the highest wind speeds reportedly at 240 km/h.
If you ever encounter a tornado while you are outdoors, it is best to seek shelter in a sturdy building or lie flat, face-down on the ground while using your arms to protect your back and head.
Do stay away from trees and cars as they might get blown into you.
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