Destructive tornado hits Nuevo Laredo in Mexico – US border closed down indefinitely

A destructive tornado hit Nuevo Laredo, a city in Mexico, on the border with Texas (US) on May 21, 2017.

The Mexico-US border has been closed indefinitely.

And here from inside the damaging twister:

The unexpected tornado destroyed many buildings, among others the custom facilities of International Bridge 3 “Las Americas” thus closing it indefinitely until complete rehabilitation.

tornado Nuevo Laredo, Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico). via Excelsior
tornado Nuevo Laredo, Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
The unexpected tornado also damaged trucks and electricity poles at the border between Texas and Mexico. via Excelsior
tornado Nuevo Laredo, Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
All custom facilities have been destroyed within minutes in Nuevo Laredo. via Excelsior

Moreover, the heavy traffic has been suspended as the wind overturned trucks, damaged communication antennas and electric power poles cutting power in hundreds of households and companies.

tornado Nuevo Laredo, Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
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tornado Nuevo Laredo, Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
Even the biggest trucks didn’t resist the strong tornado in Nuevo Laredo. via Excelsior
tornado Nuevo Laredo, Border between USA and Mexico closed after tornado destroys custom facilities in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
Electricity poles and power supply were caught off after the tornado in Nuevo Laredo. via Facebook

Costs and time for reparation have not been communicated, but emergency troops are on site to estimate damages. Read some more information here.

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4 COMMENTS

    • Is there a media blackout on this total destruction of a border crossing ? There are a few short videos and that’s about it hmmmm…. weather warfare at its finest !

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