Hayling tornado: Council officers survey damage


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Council officers were today surveying the extent of the damage caused by the tornado that hit Hayling Island.

In a statement, the council said: ‘A mini-tornado has hit Hayling Island at around 8am this morning causing some damage to properties in Blackthorn Road and Ilex Walk. There are no reported injuries at this time.

‘Emergency Services are at the scene and Havant Borough Council (HBC) are working with Hampshire County Council Highways to clean up the debris.

‘HBC building control officers are assessing the damage to the affected properties and more will be known once inspections have been carried out.’

See The News on Monday for further coverage of the tornado