Tornadoes – here in Japan

Today the sky suddenly turned dark and the winds became ferocious and I heard lightning. Then the skies became clear blue again. I thought it was a quickly passing thunderstorm.

But later I saw on the news that neighboring Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures had gotten hit by strong tornadoes! I don’t think that’s usual here. The news showed destroyed houses and cars that were tossed about. There were injuries, but fortunately nobody was killed.

Meanwhile, I just felt a few earthquakes today.