Police are warning Cromwell residents near Waenga Drive to stay inside after a ”spate” of mini-tornadoes left a trail of damage, throwing objects up to 500 metres. Sergeant Bruce Terry of Cromwell said the mini-tornadoes had thrown loose building materials, such as roofing iron and even a fence, up to 500m. A trampoline had been thrown by the wind and a few windows had also been blown in. No injuries have been reported so far, but police were warning people to stay inside. A police spokeswoman said it was thought there had been three or four mini-tornadoes. Cromwell Transport driver Dylan Tredinnick said he was loading a truck in the yard on McNulty Rd after 5.30pm when he saw the ”mini-tornado” in the distance… Next »
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