Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Facaeni F3+ Tornado

On the 12-th of August 2002, the SE part of Romania experienced the strongest tornado ever recorded. The radar image recorded the first tornadic "hook echo" ever seen in Romania. The event shocked both the meteorologists and the population, in a country that missed at that time the culture of "risc": 3 deaths and a lot of damage, both on property as in the "image" of authorities.
After 6 years, tornadoes do not surprise anymore, every year more than 10 weak tornadic events are reported in average, but the population is not yet prepared for a possible strong event.

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