Tornado Hits Essex
See the pictures after a tornado hit a village near Halstead.
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A north Essex village was battered by a tornado during wild weather on Wednesday 25th April. It struck White Ash Green near Halstead.
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It ripped through Brook Farm just after 4pm.
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The tornado caused around £100,000 of damage to barns and sheds.
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Farmer Alan Barrow told Heart, "I managed to get out of the way of a falling roof just in time."
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Paul Knightley, forecaster at MeteoGroup, said, meteorologically speaking, there is no such thing as a "mini tornado" as there are varying degrees of strength when talking about tornadoes but they are defined as violently rotating columns of air pendant from a thunderstorm cloud, but not their size.
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The weather will continue to be unsettled into the weekend but not quite as severe, Mr Knightley said. "The weather remains very unsettled over the next few days. "There's still more rain to come, and we'll continue to get that water into the ground."
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Electricity lines were also pulled out leaving the farm without power.