Piha Paradise and the Tornado

April 30, 2018

Mother nature is complaining in Piha, the surfers’ paradise on Auckland’s wild west coast.

* Strong winds have turned into tornadoes of 120 to 150 km.
* Flash floods as bad as the worst experienced 50 years ago have returned.

A BIG QUESTION IS … if this is what can happen in Auckland’s autumn, what is winter going to be like?

After flying over power lines, the branches dropped to centre the bridge to the Piha Mill
Campground.

A beautiful tree crashed onto the roadside.

A tree wrenched from the soil by the tornado.

Roots are exposed which once held the tree upright.

Broken Branches at the start of a roadside tourist track.

This tree-top play-house hit the ground during the tornado.

Trucks cleared the roads of fallen trees.

The sad reality when a tree is up-earthed during a storm.

FOR MORE OF MOTHER NATURE’S HAVOC IN PIHA PARADISE, WATCH THIS SPACE.