Watch: Freaky weather as Kedah hit by two twisters in a month
Another "twister" slammed Kedah on Friday (Oct 31), leaving at least two people injured and 50 houses damaged.
One of the victims, Mohd Nizam Hamzah, 46, of Kampung Sungai Baru, managed to video record the twister from about 100m away with his mobile phone as it spun away after hitting his house at about 4.30pm, reported The Star Online.
“Almost the whole roofing of my house was carried away by the strong wind,” - Mohd Nizam Hamzah, 46
The wind almost flattened the house of Abd Khadir Said, 51, in the same village.
His 15-year-old son, Mohd Sharif, who was alone in the house at that time, sustained some minor cuts at the back of his body, which was caused by the falling debris of the roof.
“This is the first time I've encountered a windstorm,” Khadir, who has been living in the village for the past 20 years, told the newspaper.
He estimated losses to be about RM30,000 (S$11,700) .
About a dozen of the 100-odd houses in the village were damaged by the storm.
A survey by The Star in the affected areas saw dozens of houses damaged and many trees uprooted.
Villagers were seen looking helpless outside their homes. Traffic was also unusually busy and jammed up roads in the affected villages.
Kedah Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Supt Rahimi Ali said firemen cut up and removed the uprooted trees at Taman Mergong Jaya and Taman Inang after the windstorm.
Source: YouTube/Nash Pendang
On Oct 14, a twister (above) lashed Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang, 25km from Alor Star, blowing away the roofs of eight houses, uprooting trees and toppling electricity poles.
Several houses collapsed under the fallen trees. No injuries were reported in the 4pm windstorm.
Source: The Star, YouTube