Tornado in E.China’s Jiangsu kills one, injures 25, affecting 2,272 people
受地面气旋影响，周三凌晨5:00开始，江苏连云港大部分地区出现强对流天气，中午12:00左右，灌云县塘桥村和小茅村发生强风龙卷风灾害，从 15 级到 17 级，袭击了4个乡镇11个村。
Tornado in Lianyungang, East China’s Jiangsu Province on Wednesday has affected 2,272 people, resulting in one death and 25 injuries, state-owned broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday. The direct economic loss caused by the tornado is estimated to be about 65 million yuan ($9.61 million), local media reported.
Among the 25 injures, one is in critical condition and others have sustained minor injuries. Seven of them have been discharged from the hospital, CCTV reported.
Affected by the ground cyclone, starting from 5:00 am on Wednesday, strong convective weather occurred in most parts of Lianyungang, Jiangsu, and around 12:00 am, tornado disasters occurred in Tangqiao village and Xiaomao village in Guanyun county with a wind force of class 15 to class 17, CCTV reported.
The tornado passed through Guanyun county and Haizhou district of Lianyungang, and struck 11 villages in four townships, according to the report by CCTV.
As of 6:00 pm on Wednesday, according to preliminary statistics, 2,272 people were affected by the tornado with 26 injuries. This tornado affected about 649 households and 3,148 houses were damaged. The agricultural area hit by the cyclone disaster was 3,743 mu (2.49 square kilometers).