Brought about by a monsoon, a tornado hit Manila on Sunday afternoon at 4:35 pm that affects Barangays of Binondo, Ermita, Paco, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Sta. Ana, Sta. Cruz, Sta.Mesa and Tondo.
|Tornado left with destroyed homes.|
Baseco compound was the most affected, at least 200 houses were damaged where roofs ripped and trees uprooted.
|Damaged Convenient Store 7 Eleven after Whirlwind.|
According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), “A severe thunderstorm activity, brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon, has triggered the formation of a tornado in Manila last Sunday,”
“What we witnessed was not a full-blown tornado but a mid-level one, which is not that strong. Tornadoes originate over a flat surface, and in this case the tornado developed over Manila Bay. It moved over land where it encountered rugged terrain and barriers, such as concrete structures, which then shattered the tornado,” PAG-ASA Weather Forcaster said.
In a video uploaded by Netizen Karen Daphne Madrigal, it shows a funnel-shaped cloud spinning across Binondo.
Watch the video.
The twister, according to the residents of Baseco compound, started at the sea and hit first Block 1 Gasangan that lasted for at least fifteen minutes.
After the widespread damage, Mayor Joseph Estrada has met the residents and assured them with assistance.
Download the assessment of PAG-ASA
Source: PAG-ASA, Karen Daphne Madrigal