LOS ANGELES – A potential tornado ripped through parts of Montebello Wednesday morning, damaging multiple buildings, National Weather Service Los Angeles confirmed
This is in the area of S. Maple Ave. and Date St., near Vail Avenue.
Images from SkyFOX show multiple cars damaged, fences destroyed, and roofs of buildings torn off.
At least seven buildings were damaged; most suffering rooftop damage. No injuries have been reported.
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Multiple cars had their windows blown out.
“I was inside the building, and we have a window in the back of the building and they say a tornado, and I just started recording. Then I started to run when I noticed it was a real tornado; there was damage and everybody just started running,” said an employee of the Royal Paper Box company.
“It felt like a bomb or something exploded, but then you see everything flying around, all the debris. It just felt weird, you’re not used to it,” he added.
Video shared with FOX 11 shows debris swirling into the air.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are different types of tornadoes: a supercell tornado, landspouts and waterspouts. A landspout causes less damage than a typical tornado.
The NWS said they will be sending a “survey team” to the area to assess the damage. Earlier in the day, they dispatched a team to Carpinteria, where a small tornado or landspout caused damage.
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