Auckland Tornado 06/12/2012

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Auckland Tornado 06/12/2012

Postby brayden » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:41 am

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Re: Auckland Tornado 06/12/2012

Postby brayden » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:42 am

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Re: Auckland Tornado 06/12/2012

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:15 pm

Severe storm kills 3 people in Auckland:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/seve ... land/22952

Thursday December 6, 2012

New Zealand police say a severe storm has killed three people in Auckland and injured others.

Residents in the west of New Zealand's biggest city have reported seeing a tornado, but weather bureau officials believe a line of thunderstorms was to blame.

Pictures show trees ripped from the ground and debris strewn across the road.

Forecasters say a second round of thunderstorms will hit the city shortly.

The army and emergency services have been called in to help with the clean up.

- ABC

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Re: Auckland Tornado 06/12/2012

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:17 pm

Three reported dead as tornado blasts Auckland:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/thre ... land/22951

Thursday December 6, 2012

Three people have reportedly been killed after an apparent tornado hit Auckland today.

The New Zealand Herald says the storm hit the west Auckland suburb of Hobsonville in the early afternoon (local time).

It says the storm was powerful enough to rip up the surface of the motorway, and two people died when a slab of concrete hit their truck.

"Fire, police and ambulance are racing to multiple callouts in Hobsonville and Upper Harbour and it is understood a number of people may have been injured as a result," the paper says in its online report.

The paper says more storms, with torrential rain, are expected to hit the city.

- ABC

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Re: Auckland Tornado 06/12/2012

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:17 pm

Auckland counts the cost of deadly storm:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/auck ... torm/22957

By New Zealand correspondent Dominique Schwartz, Friday December 7, 2012

New Zealand authorities say the severe storms that hit western Auckland yesterday left a damage bill costing about $9 million.

Winds gusting up to 140 kilometres an hour struck Hobsonville, killing three construction workers and injuring seven people, several of whom remain in hospital.

Hundreds of houses are still without power.

Building assessors have begun examining the 150 damaged homes to determine if and when residents can return.

250 people had to find alternative accommodation overnight.

- ABC

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