And around the corner a sleeping tornado woke up in the sleepy suburb of Avondale! Yes, west of Auckland on Sunday afternoon, 11 September 2011 at approximately 1 pm. In and around Canal Road, the west got a taste, as did the north a few months back, of the devastation a tornado could cause within seconds. Luckily there were no fatalities and the damage was considerably less than that of the one in North Shore, nonetheless, damage was done to homes, much to the bewilderment of locals. Many were left wondering...but why? Pointless damage mother nature! Why was she so upset???
Here is a photo taken on Canal Road courtesy of NZ Herald - Richard Robinson.
I pray a tornado will never visit my street and suburb any time soon.