Tornado rips apart car dealers in Portugal

Tornado rips apart car dealerships in Portugal

Gusts of up to 112mph

VIDEO from a passing car captured the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through Faro, Portugal yesterday (March 4), downing trees and damaging a number of car dealerships.

The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) classed the tornado as ‘F1’ on the Fujita scale, meaning gusts of between 73mph and 112mph.

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Diario de Noticias reported that the storm also caused damage to homes, a shopping mall and a football stadium in Faro. This is the second time in less than a week the city has been hit by a tornado, according to the Portuguese daily newspaper.

This video shows damage to a car dealership in Faro and downed trees.