Tornado in LuxembourgJuly 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
A rare tornado hit Luxembourg on Saturday. The twister hit in the town of Weiswampach in far northern Luxembourg. This is a screen grab from this YouTube video by Cris Schrieken The tornado appears to me to be maybe a low end EF1. According to this web article “the worst weather fell on Friday (knocking out power when the opening ceremonies of the Olympics were underway) when emergency services were called out about 80 times due to flooding or fallen trees.” Fell is kind of an interesting verb choice.
My father is 100% Luxembourger. Both my grandfather and grandmother were born in Luxembourg (in the towns of Bisschen and Vichten). Luxembourg is slightly bigger than Kent County (998 sq. miles vs. Kent’s 872 sq. miles). The population is 512,353 compared to Kent County’s population of 608, 453. Thanks to my Luxembourg facebook friend Pol Henrotte for giving me a heads up on this one.