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Tornadoes rip through New Plymouth, southeast Auckland

Photo taken July 04, 2007 from New Plymouth
New Zealand

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July 04, 2007

One of the first casualties of the twister was the PlaceMakers store in New Plymouth's CBD.
Witnesses described how it was ripped off and dumped on top of some nearby parked cars.
Graphic / Justin Matthews
"It sounded like an aircraft engine," said Rebecca Buis.
"There were big planks of wood - hunks of four-by-two hovering there for a while."

Listen to Audio: New Plymouth tornado (Newstalk ZB)

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