Tornado in Akita, Japan
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.