The video titled “LiveLeak – Car gets Blown Away during by Mini Tornado in Taiwan” has swelled to nearly 20,000 views within hours because of the truly horrific events that occur therein.
At the beginning of the video, which has the incorrect timestamp of August 9, 2014, the point-of-view footage shows a car approaching an intersection in dangerous weather. A white car approaches from the left, and that car has the right-of-way to turn left in front of the car that’s recording the video.
If only the white car had waited, however, because before long, the white car is swept forward into the tornado that swoops down and carries it out of sight.
The power of the “mini-tornado” or super cell can be seen in the bent foliage on the left-hand side. A woman appears on the right-hand side of the screen — either having been ejected from a vehicle, or hiding therein in a ditch all along.
The white car cannot be seen, having apparently been swept away by the fast moving storm. The woman appears to sit there in shock as the male passenger exits the car that’s recording the video in order to help the dazed woman.
Debris can be seen still flying around in the air as the tornado travels down the road. The male passenger once again returns to his car and exits once more, with a view of an iPhone and reflections of teddy bears in the window.
As reported by the Inquisitr, the severe storm that pummeled Taiwan this past weekend swept a mother and daughter out to sea. The daughter was an 8-year-old whose twin sister hasn’t been accounted for, and the mother was believed to be on the water when the typhoon hit. WPTV reported that Typhoon Soudelor landed on Saturday, bringing severe winds and rains that took the lives of at least six souls.
The Taiwanese tornado video is teaching viewers, as reported by The Vane – Gawker, that even supposed weak tornadoes can pack plenty of power. Typhoon Soudelor landed in the area with winds strong enough to carry away the car in a flash.
The video has been called terrifying of the Taiwan tornado swallowing the car, reports Business Insider – specifically in light of how quickly the winds carried away the car. The Taiwan tornado sweeping up the car, as seen from the dashcam footage, proves how fast some cars were spared and others swept away.
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