15 Jan 2024

Close call with a waterspout

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 15 January 2024

A West Coast resident had a lucky escape after watching a waterspout tear towards her luxury lodge, only for it to change course and clip the corner of the house instead.

Awatuna Sunset Lodge co-owner Elizabeth Meaclem was with her 17-year-old grandnephew when he pointed towards a strange looking cloud on Sunday.

But she knew it was a waterspout and watched as it headed directly for the house. She spoke to Charlotte Cook.

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