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Tornado touches down in Japan on Monday

Police in northern Japan found several cars damaged and displaced after responding to a call...
Police in northern Japan found several cars damaged and displaced after responding to a call from a resident reporting a tornado Monday afternoon. <br />Courtesy: NTV / NBC News Channel(WTVY News 4)
Published: Nov. 1, 2016 at 4:12 AM CDT
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Police in northern Japan found several cars damaged and displaced after responding to a call from a resident reporting a tornado Monday afternoon.

The caller said that strong winds had blown away a vehicle.

Police found a parked car overturned and the bumper of another in a distant parking lot.

No injuries have been reported.

An eyewitness said that a tornado came out of nowhere. The woman said it blew a car skyward to the height of power lines and pounded her building in a noisy storm of gravel.

Several people in the city of Akita witnessed funnel-like winds that appeared to be a tornado.

A tornado warning had been issued for Akita Prefecture at the time.

The local weather observatory has dispatched officials to the site to find out what happened.