Photos and Videos: Tornado Hits Pendang, Kedah (Puting Beliung Melanda Pendang)

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Berita Harian reported that least 15 houses in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah were damaged by a tornado at about 4 p. m. today, during a heavy rain.

Among the affected areas are Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah.

A report from NST says that:

“A source at the Meteorology Department confirmed that it was a landspout which can occur in instances of strong winds. A landspout is similar to a waterspout. The only difference is that it occurs over land” – NST

Landspout  a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.

Nobody was reportedly injured during the incident.

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Photos – Aftermath Of US Midwest Tornadoes

A truck lies on its side after a tornado struck Woodward, Oklahoma, April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornadoes tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. (REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle)

There were dozens of tornadoes that destroyed buildings, vehicles and trees across the Midwest during the weekend.

(Please click here for: ‘At Least Five Killed By Night time Tornado In Oklahoma’).

Tornado is a natural disaster that sucked up things along its path and dropped them back to the ground may be a few meters away.

I first learned about tornadoes after reading the book, ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

I was 4 years old at that time and I wondered why only Dorothy’s house was sucked up by the twister and not some other things around it.

Actually tornado only destroys things along its path.

Sue Lord is dwarfed by the debris from her home, which is piled up on the neighbor's home, following a tornado in Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Lord was in the home when the tornado struck, but was not injured. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Ottaway Amusement, Inc. workers survey the damage to a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel Sunday morning, April 15, 2012, that toppled over onto another ride at Kellogg and Greenwicht following a tornado that swept through east Wichita overnight Saturday. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)
A woman is framed in the doorway of a damaged home in Thurman, Iowa, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Iowa emergency officials said a large part of the town in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night, possibly by a tornado, but no one was injured or killed. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said about 75 percent of the 250-person town was destroyed. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Storm chaser photographer Brad Mack shoots a tornado as it makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012. A spate of tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, churning through Wichita and other areas, causing widespread damage and killing two. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Trish Ford, of Woodward, Oklahoma, looks for personal papers for a friend whose office was destroyed by a tornado April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Tuttle

Woodward, Oklahoma

At Least Five Killed By Night time Tornado In Oklahoma

Reuters reported that at least five people were killed on Sunday while some people were injured when a tornado hit a northwest city of Woodward, Oklahoma early on Sunday morning as tornadoes swept across the U.S. Plains states.

Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday damaging buildings and vehicles in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma.

A number of people were reportedly injured in those incidents.

Iowa emergency officials said a large part of the town of Thurman in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night but luckily nobody was killed.

Weather forecasters warned that severe storms and more tornadoes touchdown is expected in the region for the rest of the weekend.

On Tuesday April 3, 2012,  a swarm of tornadoes hit Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

This is a disaster and I am very sorry for the victims.

THURMAN, IA - APRIL 14: Several Semi trucks and their trailers are overturned on Interstate 29 April 14, 2012 in Thurman, Iowa. Photo By Eric Francis/Getty Images
A severe thunder storm supercell moves above the ground near the small town of Stratton, Nebraska April 12, 2012. Forecasters are warning of a possible major tornado outbreak in the Midwest this weekend, with Kansas and Oklahoma seen at particular risk as early as Saturday. Picture taken April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Storm chaser photographers Brad Mack (R) and Gene Blevins take photos of lightning from a tornadic super cell near Apache City, Oklahoma April 13, 2012. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are expected Saturday afternoon and evening over central and eastern Kansas, central and eastern Nebraska and central and north central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service said. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Huge tornadic super cells shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma, April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Huge super cells form in the skies near the area of Kingfisher, Oklahoma April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Huge tornadic super cells shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma, April 13, 2012. . REUTERS/Gene Blevins
A funnel cloud dips down from the clouds on Saturday, April 14, 2012, just southwest of Otis, Kansas as severe thunderstorms roll across Kansas. The funnel touched down briefly before the storm weakened. Supercell thunderstorms spawned numerous tornadoes in Kansas on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Hays Daily News, Steven Hausler)
THURMAN, IA - APRIL 14: Damage from an apparent tornado is seen April 14, 2012 in Thurman, Iowa. The storms were part of a massive system that affected areas from Northern Nebraska south through Oklahoma. Photo By Eric Francis/Getty Images

United States Midwest Hit By Tornadoes – Photos

A tornado-damaged home sits amid debris along Main Street, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Harveyville, Kan. The small eastern Kansas town of Harveyville took a direct hit from an apparent tornado late Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people and reducing much of the town to ruins. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

(On Friday March 1, 2012 a second powerful tornado outbreak hit Midwest).

Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas were hit by storms and powerful tornadoes. 

Tornado is also known as twister.

At least 13 people were killed and hundreds were injured by the disaster.

The storms produced 35 tornado reports from late Tuesday through Wednesday.

A very powerful tornado rated an EF-4 badly damaged a Harrisburg residential neighborhood and shopping district.

In 2011, Joplin in Missouri was badly hit by a very powerful tornado.

550 people were killed by tornadoes in the USA last year.

A view of a store destroyed by the tornado in Branson, Missouri, February 29, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest, killing at least six people in an Illinois town, three more in Missouri, and smashing homes and businesses in six states. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
A residential area is heavily damaged in Harrisburg, Ill., after a severe storm swept through the area early Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012. A hospital administrator in Harrisburg says at least three people were killed in the storm that swept through the region. (AP Photo/The Southern, Paul Newton)
Residents walk the streets the morning after severe storms destroyed several homes and businesses in Harveyville, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A traffic signal light lays on the ground next to a damaged building after a tornado hit Branson, Missouri, February 29, 2012. Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest, killing at least six people in an Illinois town, three more in Missouri, and smashing homes and businesses in six states. REUTERS/Sarah Conard (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Ward Fox (L) helps his friend Darrell Osman look for photos of his mother among the rubble caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

More Water Spouts Predicted In Malaysian Waters

Water spout seen from Pengkalan Teluk Buih, Air Papan, Mersing, Malaysia on June 18, 2011. (Kosmo.com.my).

At about 3:30 pm on June 18, 2011, villagers in Pengkalan Teluk Buih, Air Papan, Mersing, Johore were surprised to see a water spout that swiftly moved towards their village.

A lot of fishermen’s boats were reported damaged.

Water spout rarely happens in Malaysian waters in the past.

Anyway the Meteorological Department predicts that the changing climate could result in more waterspouts in certain areas such as the one that occurred here.

Similar waterspouts had been detected in Penang, Selangor, Malacca, Sarawak and Sabah.

Water spout is something like a tornado(twister) but it started in the sea or ocean. 

It is a disaster. 

Before And After Photos: Devastation Of The Joplin, Missouri Tornado

These photos(from AP) are of Joplin, Missouri before and after the powerful tornado(twister) tore the city.

At least 132 people were killed and more than 900 people were injured.

By Friday, about 156 people were still missing.

The tornado that hit Joplin on Sunday was rated an EF-5 or the strongest possible.

It scored a direct hit on the city of 50,000 people in southwest Missouri and left a swath of destruction nearly a mile wide, damaging some 8,000 buildings.

It is reportedly the worst single tornado in modern US history.

I am very sad to see the photos.

So many people are suffering and there are children missing during the disaster.

I pray that they will be okay.

Joplin, Missouri has been devastated by a tornado that has killed 125, and the death toll continues to rise. These before and after arial photos show the extent of the destruction throughout the city.« Read less (Photo: AP)
This photo shows 26th street, a main road that runs through the heart of Joplin. (Photos: Navteq, AP)
Entire residential blocks were flattened by the tornado. (Photos: Navteq, AP)
This whole apartment complex was destroyed by the tornado, and the swimming pool stripped completely. (Photos: Navteq, AP)
The roof of Joplin's Home Depot was torn off the building. Many of the dead were found at this Home Depot, likely trying to seek shelter as the storm hit. (Photos: Navteq, AP)
This Wal-Mart store was also destroyed by the tornado. (Photos: Navteq, AP)

Joplin Tornado, US Worst Single Tornado (Twister) Killed 117 – Photos

The monster tornado that tore through the heart of Joplin, Missouri is reportedly the worst single tornado in modern US history. 

Please click here for more photos, ‘Powerful Tornado (Twister) Hit Joplin, Missouri Killing At Least 89 People – Pictures’.

The tornado touched down at 5:41 p.m. Sunday, about 24 minutes after a warning was issued.

At least 117 people were killed in the disaster

The place looks like it have been hit by a bomb in a big war. 

Please click here for, ‘Before And After Photos: Devastation Of Joplin, Missouri Tornado’.

 

Rescuers race to search for victims trapped under the rubbles of fallen trees, damaged buildings and smashed vehicles before it is too late.

But the work was slowed by a new round of very bad weather; including thunderstorms and hail two inches in diameter that rolled through the city Monday, as well as widespread problems with broken natural gas lines and other safety issues, authorities said.

Two rescuers were struck by lightning as they braved relentless rain and high winds searching for survivors.

By Monday night, they’d found 17 people alive.

I am very sad and sorry to see so many people died, a lot of people injured, have no houses to live in anymore and lost their things. 

 

They must feel very sad. 

More tornadoes are possible Tuesday in Joplin and other cities in the central U.S.

Anyway I hope that there will not be too much more tornado.

This frame grab from video shows lightning inside a massive tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011, outside Joplin, Mo. The tornado tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushing cars like soda cans and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood. (AP Photo/tornadovideo.net)
Firefighters dig through rubble as they look for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. A monster tornado killed at least 116 people in Joplin, Missouri. REUTERS/Ed Zurga
Destroyed vehicles and buildings litter a neighborhood after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ed Zurga
An overturned car is seen near St. John's hospital after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ed Zurga
A car sits among rubble from a tornado Monday, May 23, 2011, in Joplin , Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Monday, May 23, 2011, in Joplin , Mo. A large tornado moved through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A view of the destruction at Joplin High School after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone
JOPLIN TORNADO - Residents of Joplin, Mo, survey the damage of their homes and city on Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)
Blocks of homes lie in total destruction after a tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone
A view of the destruction after a tornado blew the roof off the St. John's Regional Medical Center where about 180 patients cowered and were eventually evacuated in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone
JOPLIN TORNADO - Mark Siler carries some salvageable items from the house of his friend Clay Warden as another storm approaches Joplin, Mo, on Monday morning, May 23, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)
A sign warns of a leaking gas meter which was spewing natural gas after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone
A car drives down a street with debris on either side as a second storm moves in, delaying rescue efforts in Joplin, Missouri. More severe weather is on the way for the southern and central United States, forecasters said on Monday, just days after the worst single tornado in modern US history killed 116 people in Missouri.« Read less (AFP/Getty Image)
The damaged St. John's Regional Medical Center is seen in the distance through tornado debris in Joplin, Mo., Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Powerful Tornado (Twister) Hit Joplin, Missouri Killing At Least 89 people – Pictures

Map of US locating Joplin in the state of Missouri, where a tornado killed at least 24 people (AFP/Graphic)

On Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2011 a tornado hit Joplin, a southwestern Missouri town killing at least 89 people.

(Please click here for news update). 

Please click here for, ‘Before And After Photos: Devastation Of Joplin, Missouri Tornado’.

 

A lot of people were injured.

The path of the tornado through Joplin was estimated at six miles long and about 1/2 mile to 3/4 (1 kilometer) mile wide.

It is very sad and scary to see such a big and terrible disaster

A lot of buildings were damaged and leveled, vehicles were damaged and there were fires from gas leaks at some damaged buildings.

The place looks like it had been hit by a bomb in a big war.

A local hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center was hit badly by the tornado.

Since last month, 330 people were killed by tornadoes in seven states.

238 people were killed by the tornado in Alabama on April 27, 2011.

Please click here for, Storms And Tornadoes Kill At Least 83 In Southern USA – Photos.

Another tornado hit the north end of Minneapolis and some suburbs on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others.

This aerial view shows tornado damage to residences in north Minneapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2011. At least one person died when the tornado barreled through the residential portion of Minneapolis on Sunday, damaging at least 100 homes, toppling hundreds of trees and injuring at least 29 people. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Brewster)

Tornadoes overnight on Saturday in northeast Kansas killed one person and damaged some 200 structures.

Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone.
Smoke rises in the distance as vehicles drive along a road in Joplin, Missouri May 22, 2011 after a tornado hit the town. REUTERS/Aaron Kafton
Emergency personnel search a Walmart that was severely damaged by a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
People stand near damaged vehicles along Rangeline road in Joplin, Missouri May 22, 2011 after a tornado hit the town. REUTERS/Aaron Kafton
Residents begin digging through the rubble of their home after it was destroyed by a tornado that hit Joplin, Mo. on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. The tornado tore a path a mile wide and four miles long destroying homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mike Gullett)
Pepsi Cola employee Mark Johnson looks at the wreckage of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Plant that was destroyed by a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Damaged vehicles litter the parking lot of St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo, after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. A massive tornado blasted its way across southwestern Missouri on Sunday, flattening several blocks of homes and businesses in Joplin and leaving residents frantically scrambling through the wreckage. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Emergency personnel search a Walmart that was severely damaged by a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
JOPLIN TORNADO - Residents of Joplin, Mo, help a lady who survived in her basement near 28th and Roosevelt after a tornado hit the city on Sunday afternoon on May 22, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)
JOPLIN TORNADO - Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)
Rescuers and neighbors look through the the wreckage of destroyed homes on a hillside in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Emergency personnel walk through a neighborhood severely damaged by a tornado near the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
A destroyed helicopter lies on its side in the parking lot of the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Volunteer firefighters William Jackson, left, and Ashley Martin, center, from Oklahoma, and Johnny Ward of Joplin look through the wreckage of a home where it was feared a pregnant woman as feared to be trapped following a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
JOPLIN TORNADO - Joplin, Mo, residents survey the damage after a tornado hit their neighborhood in this southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)
Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone.

Storms And Tornadoes Kill At Least 83 In Southern USA – Photos

Deadly storms and tornadoes hit lots of places from Mississippi to Georgia in the south of USA.

At least 83 people were killed.

A lot of people lost their houses.

There were tornadoes in some places damaging houses, buildings and trees.

In other places, storms bring hail stones and some places were flooded.

One of the hardest-hit areas was Tuscaloosa in Alabama where a tornado caused a lot of damages and killed a lot of people.

This is a disaster.

A tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town.
A car lies overturns and buildings destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday; buildings across swaths of the university town were damaged or destroyed. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
Residents take stock of the damage after a strong tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, AL, Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011.
Homes and businesses along McFarland Blvd. are completely destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
In this photo taken from video large hail stones are seen as a thunderstorm passes through Poplar Bluff, Mo., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Powerful storms continue to push through the nation's midsection raising river levels to dangerous heights. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
This photo taken from video shows a mailbox nearly under water in a neighborhood in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from floodwaters from the Black River. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Powerful storms that swept through the nation's midsection have pushed river levels to dangerous heights and are threatening to flood several towns in Missouri and officials now report a levee protecting Poplar Bluff from the Black River has breached. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bad Storms And Tornadoes In Southern USA – In Pictures

AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds

At least 45 people were killed in the deadly storms and tornadoes in North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Virginia, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

A lot of people were injured during the 3 days disaster.

I am very sad and sorry for all the victims, their families and friends.

A tornado flattened most of this home in the LaGrange subdivision in Fayetteville near Fort Bragg Saturday April 16, 2011.A tornado flattened most of this home in the LaGrange subdivision, Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Fayetteville, N.C. Homes and businesses were badly damaged Saturday by a severe storm system that whipped across North Carolina, bringing flash floods, hail and reports of tornadoes from the western hills to the streets of Raleigh. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson) .
A Lowes employee takes a picture outside a storm-damaged Lowes Home Improvement store after a tornado in Sanford, North Carolina, April 17, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Keane
Family and friends sort through debris from a tornado that swept through the area Saturday night in Gloucester, Va., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
FILE - Only stairs and flowers remain Saturday, April 16, 2011 after severe winds tore a mobile home off its lot late Friday night in Boones Chapel, Ala., in Autauga County. Vicious storms and howling winds smacked the Deep South, killing at least seven people in Alabama including three family members whose homes were tossed into nearby woods. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards)
Part of a mobile home is turned over in a field of debris after a possible tornado in Autauga County hit late Friday night, April 15, 2011. Three people were killed and several homes destroyed. (Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards)
Two mobile homes in Autauga County are destroyed and three are dead after a tornado hit late Friday night, April 15, 2011. (Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards)
Emergency personnel enters Lowes Home Improvement after it was hit by a tornado in Sanford, N.C., Saturday, April 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)
A destroyed desk sits among the rubble at Page Middle School in Gloucester, Virginia. The trail of destruction began on Thursday evening in Oklahoma, where a giant twister almost wiped out the small town of Tushka -- population 350 -- tearing up most of its homes and businesses and killing two elderly residents. (AFP//Getty Images/Jay Paul)