Tornado strikes Kedah

Saturday, November 15, 2014

On Thursday morning while I was buttering up my bread to be packed for breakfast at work, I flipped The Star around to take a glance at the front page. I was startled by the photo of a mini tornado twisting rapidly, somewhat consuming everything in its path.

This weather disaster had happened right at my very home country, Malaysia. Yes, you read it right. Never in a gazillion years I would've expected a tornado to attack my homeland. The image above was taken by a villager in Alor Setar, Kedah. This is the 4th incident reported since 14 October this year.

It felt strange looking at the photo because I was drawn to the beauty & grace of how this tornado bent at an angle & spun at high velocity. Yet, it is disturbing to know the harm it could have caused to the community there. Thankfully, no one was injured in the process but some unlucky homes were badly damaged.

I hope it won't happen again because we are not even prepared for this kind of natural disaster. Apart from the annual eastern coast monsoon period, Malaysia is fairly safe from other weather disaster threats. What has the world become? The weather at my beloved homeland seems to be experiencing an erratic change. *sighs*

Click here to read the news article featured in The Star.

Image credits to The Star.