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This was the strongest residence structure damage I could find in its path. Maybe structure in Czech was Incrediblely strong that impossible to level?
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This is probably one of the most intense cases of damage from the Hodonin tornado. Near this area, a 12.05-ton bus was carried 30 meters, and trees were completely debarked, and a masonry building with ~11-12 in thick walls was severely damaged. It's possible the bus worsened the structural damage.
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The Hodonin tornado did completely level a few brick/masonry homes, with only piles of rubble remaining, but this damage was limited to Moravska Nova Ves and Mikulcice. First photo is pretty obvious. In the second photo, there are two "classic" leveled F4 homes visible, which I circled in red. Also yes, the tornado did indeed level a few homes in Panov before it lifted, but there are no clear ground photos of these before cleanup occurred.
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Yesterday was the 48th anniversary of the San Justo tornado. This was the deadliest tornado in Argentina’s history and the strongest tornado I’ve seen photographic evidence from outside North America. Homes were completely swept away, tractors were carried up to 500 m, trees were debarked, and numerous cars were mangled beyond recognition with one having its engine block embedded in a poured concrete wall.

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Yesterday was the 48th anniversary of the San Justo tornado. This was the deadliest tornado in Argentina’s history and the strongest tornado I’ve seen photographic evidence from outside North America. Homes were completely swept away, trees were debarked, and numerous cars were mangled beyond recognition with one having its engine block embedded in a poured concrete wall.

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Great pics. Do you have photos of the masonry home that was slabbed? Idk if I still have it.
 

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The first photo might be of one of the homes that were slabbed.
Oh duh that’s it right there. Idk how missed it. Tired this morning.

Anyway I at one point had the before photo of that house. It was a very sturdy looking masonry home. Usually when homes built with that type of heavy construction material are hit by violent tornadoes, they collapse into a heap of rubble, like with the Czech tornado. San Justo is the only case of one being swept clean I’ve seen photographed.
 
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The 2014 Mongolia tornado also produced extremely impressive vehicle damage with a car or truck being mangled and an engine block being ripped from a vehicle.
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Another infamous tornado outside of the US is the 1984 Ivanovo Russia tornado. Most modern sources list this tornado as an F4 (the most accurate rating in my opinion) though some older sources list it as an F5. Homes were swept away and leveled, though photos show that most of these homes were frail wooden houses. Numerous trees were snapped/uprooted, a heavy water-tank that was already sitting on a 20-30 m tall platform was moved 200 m, concrete and brick homes were unroofed, vehicles were thrown and mangled (as shown in the photos that were already posted above), a crane was pushed over, asphalt was reportedly scoured from a highway, and wooden poles were snapped. The F5 rating in one of the sources was apparently based on the water tank being moved 200 m which is not a valid DI in my eyes. The death total from this tornado varies wildly from 69 to 400.
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One of the most notable events of the 6/24-25/1967 tornado outbreak was the Tricht Netherlands F3. This was likely one of the strongest tornadoes of the outbreak.
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The Hodonin tornado did completely level a few brick/masonry homes, with only piles of rubble remaining, but this damage was limited to Moravska Nova Ves and Mikulcice. First photo is pretty obvious. In the second photo, there are two "classic" leveled F4 homes visible, which I circled in red. Also yes, the tornado did indeed level a few homes in Panov before it lifted, but there are no clear ground photos of these before cleanup occurred.
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I think in second pic, house in the right circle only had one side of wall collapsed and house in the left red circle didn't seem to be well built. Based on contextual like trees around, I I would be hesitate to say F4 level damage occurred there.
 

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I think in second pic, house in the right circle only had one side of wall collapsed and house in the left red circle didn't seem to be well built. Based on contextual like trees around, I I would be hesitate to say F4 level damage occurred there.
I do not follow your logic. The one on the left? Maybe, but I still see four walls, so I don't think so. that. But the one on the right is without a doubt, an almost completely collapsed brick home. The corner sections of the exterior walls are still partially up, but that is a DOD 9 house for sure. It appears to have sustained a similar failure mode to some of the F4 houses hit by the 2008 Hautmont, France F4 (with the partially intact corners). Compare and take another look.
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Another closer photo of the DOD9 Moravska Nova Ves house I mentioned earlier:
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Another likely EF4 house, at the edge of Mikulcice before the tornado moved into Luzice. Small portion of the brick first floor exterior corner is still standing, but keep in mind these are masonry homes, and this is typical.
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Another closer photo of the DOD9 Moravska Nova Ves house I mentioned earlier:
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Another likely EF4 house, at the edge of Mikulcice before the tornado moved into Luzice. Small portion of the brick first floor exterior corner is still standing, but keep in mind these are masonry homes, and this is typical.
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Nevertheless, I still think that the house destruction of Czechoslovakia tornado is its biggest weakness. The tornado passes through large towns and does not lack a lot of ground photos, but there are not many completely collapsed houses that can be found at present, although as you said, such houses are closer to Chinese houses
 

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Nevertheless, I still think that the house destruction of Czechoslovakia tornado is its biggest weakness. The tornado passes through large towns and does not lack a lot of ground photos, but there are not many completely collapsed houses that can be found at present, although as you said, such houses are closer to Chinese houses
I think that's just the manner in which these types of homes collapse. In cases of DOD9 damage to brick/masonry frame homes in Asia and Europe, small pieces of exterior walls tend to remain intact, especially the corners of the structure. The same type of failure can be seen in many of the masonry homes collapsed in the Funing EF4 of 2016. Many of the leveled homes had small sections of exterior wall corners standing, though that one was more violent I'd say, and there were some homes that were truly, completely flattened by the Funing tornado.

But I don't think that is typical, and generally, one shouldn't expect total flattening when it comes to F4 damage to well-built brick or masonry structures in violent European tornadoes. I mean just recently, many EF4 ratings were applied to many buildings in downtown Mayfield, KY, but only a few of those, if any of them, had zero walls or wall portions left standing.
 

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Another closer photo of the DOD9 Moravska Nova Ves house I mentioned earlier:
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Another likely EF4 house, at the edge of Mikulcice before the tornado moved into Luzice. Small portion of the brick first floor exterior corner is still standing, but keep in mind these are masonry homes, and this is typical.
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Trees around this house was mostly intacr and houses around this house was no more than low end 2 damage. The heavier material didn't necessary means stronger construction. Wood frame house now can go up to 240mph rating in updated scale. There were other places Czech tornado was very violent where trees were fully denuded and debarked but I would be hesitate to this one based on contextual.
 

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