There is a “low risk” of further tornadoes today, as the central North Island begins to clean up the damage caused by twisters on Monday night.

A MetService spokesperson confirmed to The AM Show that there was no longer a high risk of tornadoes in the region.

Residents in Ohope and New Plymouth will be waiting for daylight to assess the damage caused by the twisters that struck at around 6pm.

A building at the Ohope Top 10 Holiday Park in Whakatane suffered serious damage as the tornado struck.

Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday park manager Mark Inman said a building at the camp had been “completely blown apart” by the rapidly rotating column of air.

Mr Inman said campers were all accounted for, but it was difficult to check the site because it was so dark.

A separate tornado also damaged several houses in 300km away in New Plymouth, tearing up fences, smashing windows and ripping off a roof.

Police said while a number of properties had been reported damaged, it was too early to confirm exactly how many and there had been no reported injuries.

Source: Newshub.


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