Mini-twister leaves trail of destruction
Fences have been blown over, trampolines sent flying and a garage has been destroyed after a mini-tornado tore through Pyes Pa this afternoon.
Kevin and Gaye Brooker, who live on Pyes Pa Rd, got a surprise as a mini twister sent their guttering flying along with their shed and trampoline.
"We were just sitting there and saw our table fly past the window," says Gaye.
"It was quite a shock."
The force of the wind was so severe it threw a brand new garden shed over their fence and into the roof of a nearby retirement village.
"It just picked it up and took it away."
Kevin and Gaye Brooker’s yard was hit by the strong winds. Photo: Matt Shand/Stuff.co.nz
Their grandson’s trampoline was also picked up and dumped onto the lawn broken.
Next door to the Brooker’s, a wooden shed was buckled by the wind.
"It’s a bit of a shock really but we’re all fine."
A reporter at the scene says he saw fire engine traveling in the opposite direction as I was approaching the roundabout at the end of Cameron Rd.
He says there are fences down and surface flooding in the area.
The roof of a house has also buckled.
-Additional reporting from Stuff.co.nz