New Zealand tornadoes: tornadoes hit Ohope and New Plymouth

Two powerful tornadoes have traversed the North Island of New Zealand, damaging dozens of homes and sending roofs flying through the air

Two powerful tornadoes have crossed the North Island of New Zealand, damaging dozens of homes and sending roofs flying through the air.

Terrifying images of mobile phones captured the moment a tornado hit a holiday park on Monday at the Ohope tourist spot on the island's northeast coast.

Video filmed from the balcony of a vacation home showed that part of a building was rising towards the person who was filming, who quickly retreated inside.

Andrea Inman, who lives 50 meters from the holiday park, described the scene as "mysterious".

"There was a lot of rain and hail and then it stopped and it went very quiet … you could hear the birds tweeting that it was that silent," Stuff told NZ.

"The next thing was a huge massive roar, an incredible sound, and it changed direction in a fraction of a second."

Ms. Inman's husband, Mark, general manager of the Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, said part of his property was "blown to pieces". for the tornado.

"It came and went like lightning and, yes, there was a little noise and wind," Inman told the New Zealand Herald.

Two powerful tornadoes have traversed the North Island of New Zealand, damaging dozens of homes and sending roofs flying through the air

Two powerful tornadoes have traversed the North Island of New Zealand, damaging dozens of homes and sending roofs flying through the air

At about the same time, another tornado struck near the city of New Plymouth on the west coast of the island. Local police said around 30 homes suffered damage.

& # 39; There are large amounts of property damage caused by the tornado. We are lucky at this stage that nobody has been hurt or that we know, "said Sergeant Peter Lawn, according to Radio New Zealand.

A new resident of Plymouth said about the "butchery": Actually, I was just lying on the bed and then I started hearing this rumble and then I thought the windows were going to break and then , suddenly, & # 39; hit & # 39;

"I do not know what happened and then I left, it was a butcher shop everywhere."

Terrifying images of mobile phones captured the moment a tornado hit a holiday park on Monday

Terrifying images of mobile phones captured the moment a tornado hit a holiday park on Monday

Terrifying images of mobile phones captured the moment a tornado hit a holiday park on Monday

Another resident said he had lost the roof of his house, which subsequently flooded.

& # 39; It's pretty f *** ed. The entire roof is gone and all the internal roofs are falling and there is water all over the house, "Newstalk told ZB.

"I got scared, I could not stop shaking for a long time."

The police have urged the villagers to control their own properties and their neighbors, and to treat live power lines.

Another tornado (in the picture) hit the city of New Plymouth on the west coast of the island

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