11 Apr 2023

East Auckland residents repairing tornado damage

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 11 April 2023

East Auckland residents have been repairing roofs and fences after a tornado struck at around nine o'clock on Sunday night.

Most of the damage runs from the Pakuranga Golf Club southeast to Barry Curtis Park in Flat Bush.

About 50 homes have been damaged, and ten have been yellow stickered. 

Priyank Rao's home on Erne Crescent was directly in the line of destruction. He and is family were playing games in their lounge when the twister hit - badly damaging their roof.

A couple of blocks to the north on Attymon Lane, contractors are fixing tarpaulens to Raj Verma's badly-damaged roof.

Suzanne Post was at home on Ballbay Rd with her elderly parents when the tornado hit

Manpreet Brar has spent the past couple of days helping neighbours dig out in one of the worst-affected neighbourhoods.

He spoke to Corin Dann.