'Freak tornado' hits Davao


Posted at May 30 2013 08:42 PM | Updated as of May 31 2013 06:44 AM

MANILA – More than 10 houses were damaged in Calinan district in Davao City after fierce winds swept though the area Wednesday.

A footage taken by Bayan Patroller Dana Ortiz showed the powerful twister that uprooted trees, downed fences and sent objects flying through the air.
One of the residents shared that they were alarmed when the strong winds ripped the roof from their house.

The winds also came with strong rains.

Some electric posts were toppled in Baguio district, triggering a blackout in several areas Wednesday night.
Weather bureau PAGASA explained that what these areas in Davao City experienced may have been a freak tornado. -- Report from Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN News Davao