This is the terrifying moment a tornado ripped through a city in China on August 25.
The twister was caught on camera by residents of Huludao city in China’s Longgang District. Footage shows the air column rapidly gaining strength as it swept through a residential area, uprooting trees and damaging houses and vehicles.
The tornado lasted for about a minute but damaged more than 50 houses, uprooted trees, and knocked over street lights. One person was injured and sent to the hospital for treatment.
A tornado is a powerful rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. They form when warm air rises through colder air, which can create spinning updrafts when winds move in different speeds and directions.