'Very Rare' Tornado Touches Down in Arecibo

A rare tornado was recorded in the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, amid torrential rainfall warnings from the National Weather Service on May 1.

Darwin A Cruz Torres recorded various clips of the incident, and told Storyful that a tornado in Puerto Rico is “very rare.” According to Accuweather, the last recorded tornado in Puerto Rico occurred in 2019.

“The full experience lasted about eight minutes,” Torres added.

The National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, released a preliminary damage survey of the tornado on May 2. Credit: Darwin A Cruz Torres via Storyful

Video transcript

[SPANISH SPEECH]

[LAUGHTER]

- Oh, my god!

[DOG BARKS]

[BIRD CHIRPS]

[SPANISH SPEECH]

- OK

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