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April 1953 Auckland Tornado ( 1953-04-01 )

A tornado struck the Remuera area, causing damage. A man who was in a bus shelter was killed when it collapsed.

Auckland

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Auckland
Duration:   1  day -
Comments:
TornadoTornado at Remuera
Map Location: -36.876567 174.799415
Comments:

CommentA tornado struck the Remuera and Great South Road area at about 2:30pm on the 1st.

DamageThe tornado caused local damage.

DamageA bus shelter collapsed in Army Road, Remuera.

CasualtiesA 21-year-old man in a bus shelter died when the shelter collapsed.

Property DamageRoofing iron was lifted from homes.

TornadoTornado at Takapuna
Map Location: -36.787162 174.755633
Comments:

Property DamageSeveral houses on the North Shore were damaged.

References

Headline: Havoc by tornado: Man killed in shelter.
The New Zealand Herald, 2 April 1953.
Owen, R.E. (1957). Rainfall Observations for 1953. New Zealand Meteorological Service.

April 1953 Auckland Tornado ( 1953-04-01 )

A tornado struck the Remuera area, causing damage. A man who was in a bus shelter was killed when it collapsed.

Auckland

Multi HazardMulti Hazard at Auckland
Duration:   1  day -
Comments:
TornadoTornado at Remuera
Map Location: -36.876567 174.799415
Comments:

CommentA tornado struck the Remuera and Great South Road area at about 2:30pm on the 1st.

DamageThe tornado caused local damage.

DamageA bus shelter collapsed in Army Road, Remuera.

CasualtiesA 21-year-old man in a bus shelter died when the shelter collapsed.

Property DamageRoofing iron was lifted from homes.

TornadoTornado at Takapuna
Map Location: -36.787162 174.755633
Comments:

Property DamageSeveral houses on the North Shore were damaged.

References

Headline: Havoc by tornado: Man killed in shelter.
The New Zealand Herald, 2 April 1953.
Owen, R.E. (1957). Rainfall Observations for 1953. New Zealand Meteorological Service.