When Boats & Tornadoes Collide

Chinese officials are now saying a tornado caused the capsizing of an Eastern Star cruse ship traveling down the Yangtze River, killing hundreds of people late Monday.  According to meteorologists, the tornado was rated an EF-1 (the 2nd weakest category) on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind speeds of 86 to 100 miles per hour.  They say the twister was approximately 1/2-a-mile wide and lasted 15 to 20 minutes.  It occurred in an area of China where tornadoes commonly occur.  … Continue reading →