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Powerful winds rip off roofs and damage houses in northern China

Powerful winds stuck a city in northern China, ripping off roofs and damaging houses. The video, filmed in the city of Handan in Hebei Province on July 31, shows strong winds blowing roofs off of buildings, breaking glass windows on a resident's balcony, damaging houses and powerlines. Residents were seen squatting down to avoid the powerful winds. According to reports, the speed of the winds reached 83.66 mph, becoming the strongest winds since the local meteorological station was established in 1956. Six towns had power cuts and the water supply was cut off in some towns. Fortunately, no one was injured. After a 10-hour emergency maintenance, the electric supply was back up in the six towns. The video was provided by local media with permission.
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