Tornado Hits Ipoh, Next In Bizarre Weather Patterns In 2022
The harsh monsoon season is expected to continue for another few weeks.
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A “tornado” whipped up debris and damaged houses in Ipoh, Perak, on 30 January 2022. Viral videos of the bizarre winds tearing through Taman Tasik Damai and Kampung Tawas has stunned Malaysians.
Residents reported that roofs were torn off of houses and signboards ripped off of shops, among other damages, in the mini tornado that began around 6.30pm and lasted around 20 minutes.
Luckily, the Perak Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) confirmed that there were no reports of injuries or deaths, although several trees were uprooted and houses were damaged.
📍Ipoh, Perak pic.twitter.com/QOZvc02oyz— Jabatan Netizen Malaysia (@jnmalaysia) January 30, 2022
A Perak Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) spokesman said they received a report of the incident at 6.40pm and quickly mobilised officers and firemen from the Ipoh JBPM station to the affected locations.
He said that while several trees were uprooted and houses damaged, no injury or deaths were reported so far.
Not the first nor the last
Although Malaysia has long since been known to be sheltered from most natural disasters, that doesn’t mean we don’t have records of it happening.
In fact, the mini-tornado in Ipoh comes hot on the heels of another tornado that tore through Kedah just a few days ago.
READ MORE: [Watch] Tornado Rips Through Kedah Town, Leaves Behind A Dusty Mess
Historically, Kedah has actually seen a good number of tornados in the past years, often due to the monsoon season.
Malaysia is currently expereincing the North-East monsoon, which brings with it heavy rain and storm.
MetMalaysia has already issued warnings to caution residents of the impending harsh weather.
READ MORE: Heads Up Malaysia, Haze, Drought & Storms Are Coming Our Way This CNY Weekend
This stormy weather is expected to last until mid-February.
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