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
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) September 30, 2021
— Mollie Gorman (@_MollieGorman) September 30, 2021
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— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) September 30, 2021
— Michelle (@mishyloan) September 30, 2021
BOM said the tornado is part of a larger weather system that is bringing severe thunderstorms to numerous parts of NSW and the ACT.
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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