Tornado hits a village in Crimea

12:22, 12 August 2008
Ukraine
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Damaging more than ten houses and four cars

A tornado damaged 12 houses and four cars in Kamyanka village in the Leninskiy district of the Crimea .

According to the Ministry of Emergency’s Crimean Directorate, the tornado hit the village and then went to the Sea of Azov.

A group of Ministry of Emergency rescuers is working in the village. By their estimates, the hurricane wind damaged roofs of 12 buildings, out of them 11 dwelling houses and a shop. In particular, a roof of one dwelling house was absolutely ruined, 5 roofs were damaged by 40-50%, and another 5 – by around 10%. The roof of the local shop was ruined completely. The roofing slate falling from the houses damaged four cars.

Besides, according to the information of the Ministry of Emergency, 4 electric mains were also damaged.

A special commission was formed by the Leninskiy District State Administration to assess losses from the tornado.

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