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CNN: Six injured as tornado hits London
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Six injured as tornado hits London
December 7, 2006


The side of a building torn off by the tornado.

LONDON, England (CNN) -- A tornado hit a residential area of London on Thursday, injuring at least six people, according to ambulance service staff.

Police were alerted to the tornado in north-west London at around 11 a.m., a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said.

One man was taken to hospital suffering from serious head injuries, and five people were treated at the scene for minor injuries and shock.

The storm, with winds of around 150 mph (240 kph), ripped roofs off some homes, tore down walls and trees, and left streets strewn with debris. One car was buried under fallen bricks, video footage from the scene showed....

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Experts say that while Britain experiences more than 30 tornadoes a year, it is rare for them to cause damage on the scale seen in London on Thursday.

Local weather reports said warmer than normal temperatures this fall contributed to formation of the tornado.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/12/07/uk.tornado/i...
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  -CNN: Six injured as tornado hits London DeepModem Mom  Dec-07-06 10:10 AM   #0 
  - temps in europe are pretty warm for this time of year.  msongs   Dec-07-06 10:13 AM   #1 
  - Yeah tomorrow we get the "Alpenfoen" winds  48percenter   Dec-07-06 10:17 AM   #4 
     - Too funny! Modest sunbathing felines! I love it.  SharonAnn   Dec-07-06 02:20 PM   #12 
  - Tornadoes in LONDON in December??  48percenter   Dec-07-06 10:14 AM   #2 
  - It's absolutely bizarre! nt  DeepModem Mom   Dec-07-06 10:17 AM   #3 
     - Not bizarre at all.  seriousstan   Dec-07-06 11:06 AM   #7 
        - Isn't a tornado in December unusual?  DeepModem Mom   Dec-07-06 01:20 PM   #8 
           - Thanks for pointing that out! Very interesting. From that link:  Judi Lynn   Dec-07-06 01:24 PM   # 
           - Yes.  laundry_queen   Dec-07-06 02:07 PM   #11 
              - Small tornadoes aren't that rare in Britain  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-07-06 04:28 PM   #15 
           - Sorry, double post. n/t  Judi Lynn   Dec-07-06 01:24 PM   #9 
           - yes -- southwestern Ontario  Lisa   Dec-07-06 03:41 PM   #14 
           - Early winter is the Tornado season in the UK  stormymonday   Dec-07-06 05:07 PM   #16 
  - Welcome to the New World Order...  Virginia Dare   Dec-07-06 10:57 AM   #5 
  - Wow. That seems really weird. I'm listening to Virgin Radio on the net.  Beausoir   Dec-07-06 11:03 AM   #6 
  - No worries, it's just a little climate change.  Porcupine   Dec-07-06 01:37 PM   #10 
     - Nope. That's a mass delusion.  tanyev   Dec-07-06 03:34 PM   #13 
 

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