It’s 10 years ago today when a F2 tornado with winds up to 130mph ripped through Birmingham.
The tornado injured 20 people and caused £40 million of damage to homes.
It hit the city at 2:40pm on 28th July 2005 and went on to wreak havoc, ripping up trees, smashing through homes and tossing cars across streets.
Stories of dramatic escape were heard after the tornado had hit, a toddler escaped death as a tree crashed through his bedroom causing the roof to cave in.
A woman’s leg was sliced open by a flying street sign as everyday street objects were turned into 130mph travelling missiles.
Luckily there were no reports of any fatalities.
Tornadoes are surprisingly common in the UK – more tornadoes are reported in the UK than just about anywhere else in the world. Read more about this by clicking the image below.