A low-intensity tornado struck Assam’s Barpeta district today, taking the residents by surprise. Several residents shared photos and videos of the swirling column of air carrying dust and debris.
A low-intensity tornado hit Chenga district in Assam’s Barpeta on Saturday. It is not a cyclone.
The tornado, a rare occurrence in these parts, is seen uprooting paddy and some huts in the video.
The tornado was captured on camera tearing across the village.
In the last one month, Assam has witnessed several incidents of severe storms and lightning. At least 18 people died in the state due to lightning or the storms. However, the rainfall averages for some of these states are still well below the season’s average precipitation. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand and Odisha.