Damaging tornado hits New South Wales, Australia

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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed a damaging tornado has occurred in New South Wales early afternoon (LT) on September 30, 2021. At least 3 people have been injured.

There are reports of damage to houses, powerlines, and trees around the Clear Creek area, NNE of Bathurst, BOM said.

Preliminary reports mention damage over a 25 to 30 km (15 – 19 miles) line.

Emergency services were called about 13:55 LT to reports a house had been destroyed by a tornado on Curly Dick Road, Meadow Flat.1

15 minutes later, paramedics responded to reports of storm damage to a house on Limekilns Road, Clear Creek.

A resident of Clear Creek estimated around 300 trees had been ripped from the ground around his property.2

BOM said the tornado is part of a larger weather system that is bringing severe thunderstorms to numerous parts of NSW and the ACT.

References:

1 Tornado tears through towns in regional NSW as 'supercell storm' lashes east coast – NZHerald

2 Tornado tears through regional NSW, injuring three people, damaging properties near Bathurst – ABC

Featured image credit: BOM, Dean Whiting

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