Well, several actually.

Series of twisters hit Greymouth
3:20PM Friday May 11, 2007

A series of small tornados tore off roofs and downed trees in parts of Greymouth this afternoon.

A torrential downpour and lightning shortly before 1pm caused damage in isolated pockets across town. Roofs were blown off, iron strewn along streets, letterboxes blown from their bases and fences collapsed in Cobden, Boddytown and Karoro.

Boddytown resident Stephanie White was at home alone when it hit. "The noise -- I thought the house and all would be lifted up. It was a tornado, I could see it coming, I saw it swirling. I thought, this is it."

Inspecting the damage afterwards, she found a more than 100-year-old pine tree which was a landmark in Boddytown had been badly damaged.

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