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Derecho
06-02-2010, 10:18 PM
This morning in Lennox Head, New South Wales.

Twelve homes have been wrecked and 2000 are without power after a huge waterspout swept in off the ocean across a NSW north coast town this morning.

The storm hit Lennox Head just after 7.30am.

The spout crossed near the town's caravan park, sending debris flying, knocking over caravans and power lines, and ripping roofs off homes.

NSW Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan said 12 homes had been demolished by wind and hail.

'Six people had been hurt at Lake Ainsworth Caravan Park, Mr Whan said.

A mother and her daughter have been taken to Ballina Hospital.One person was earlier reported missing but had since been found safe, Mr Whan said.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/waterspout-wrecks-homes-in-nsw-town-as-storm-hits-hard-20100603-x0fy.html

http://images.smh.com.au/2010/06/03/1541067/P1040004-600x400.jpg

DarkSky
06-03-2010, 11:33 AM
Thanks Derecho! I've actually got friends FROM Australia staying with us right now! I'm sure they'll find that one interesting.

Derecho
06-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Thanks Derecho! I've actually got friends FROM Australia staying with us right now! I'm sure they'll find that one interesting.

Tell them it looks a lot like that tornado that hit Sydney a few years back. They'd have to remember that one. If they don't, I doubt their Australian. ;)