The strongest tornado, the brunt of which hit the city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, about 60 kilometers north-east of Tokyo and several prefectures hurt, killed one person and injured 52 people, told broadcaster NHK.
Storm ravaged the north-west to north-east of Ibaraki Prefecture, almost in a straight line: it creates a line traces of damage — destroyed houses with broken windows and ripped off roofs, overturned cars, battered power transmission towers. Devastated areas in the city of Tsukuba stretch of 7.5 kilometers.
The footage, taken from a helicopter, well see the houses that are left without roofs: the people to protect themselves from the wind and cold, tightened the top houses a plastic tarpaulin. The camera is fixed and the house, from which, after a tornado left only the foundation or skeleton of the building.
In the prefecture of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Saitama, Gunma destroyed or damaged about 500 houses.
So far, no light left 2800 people.
Experts admit that a tornado sweeping through a speed of 70 kilometers per hour, was one of the strongest in the country's history. To the affected prefectures Monday Meteorological Administration experts will arrive in Japan.