Warning there has been a tornado in west Auckland.Three people have died and many injured.
It is very rare in NZ, we havn't have one in ages.
WATCH OUT EVERYONE!
IT COULD SPREAD!
Here some stuff About tornadoes.
|Frankton (Hamilton) tornado||25 August 1948||Waikato, New Zealand||-||3 fatalities, 80 injuries||F2 damages; 163 buildings and 50 businesses.|
|Halswell tornado||19 January 1983||Halswell, Christchurch, New Zealand||-||0 fatalities, unknown injured||Part of a severe storm to strike Christchurch. Authorities didn't believe reports made by citizens. Few buildings were damaged.|
|Albany tornado||May 1991||Albany, New Zealand||-||1 fatality, unknown injured||Local church destroyed. One man driving a bulldozer was killed by flying debris.|
|Waitara tornado ||15 August 2004||Taranaki, New Zealand||-||2 fatalities, 2 serious injured||The casualties occurred when a farmhouse was demolished by the tornado. Several power lines were taken out, affecting 6,662 consumers. Media reports included debris ‘spread over an area 400 metres long by 50 metres wide’, although other media outlets described the track length as being greater than 1 km.|
|New Plymouth tornado||4 July 2007||New Plymouth, New Zealand||0 fatalities||A series of tornadoes ripped through the New Plymouth district of New Zealand, damaging 50 homes and rendering 70–80% of them uninhabitable. One person was injured, and several were trapped inside vehicles by powerlines.|
|Auckland tornado||3 May 3, 2011||Auckland, New Zealand||-||1 fatality, 14 injuries||A tornado struck the Auckland suburb of Albany, killing one person, and injuring many others.[76|
|New Plymouth tornadoes||19 June 2011||New Plymouth, New Zealand||2 confirmed
|0 fatalities||Two tornadoes struck New Plymouth damaging businesses in the Central Business District, St Mary's Church Hall and a hotel.|
by BW & AM