Veracruz, Waterspout, Villa del Mar Beach, strong winds, Tourists
A strong waterspout surprised tourists, merchants and passers-by in Boca del Río, Veracruz, this Thursday afternoon.
According to the state Civil Protection Secretariat (SPC), the meteorological phenomenon formed around 7:30 p.m., causing havoc in Playa Villa del Mar and its surroundings.
The “jarochos”, seeing that the waterspout was approaching in a threatening way, began to leave the beach, as well as the boulevard; However, others decided to wait to be able to record its impact on land, for which impressive photos and videos were spread on social networks.
In one of the videos, it can be seen how the strong winds reached an area of palapas, throwing chairs, tables and tarpaulins into the air. Later, the “mini tornado” entered the coastal avenue where it began to weaken.
Despite the spectacular images, the authorities reported that the Waterspout did not leave major damage or injured people.