Video Shows the Moment a Damaging Tornado Forms in Christchurch

A tornado hit Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving two people injured and ripping roofs off buildings on November 18, reports said.

Footage captured by Nicolas, a Christchurch resident who didn’t want to give his last name, from his office building and posted to YouTube shows the moments before a funnel cloud forms. Debris flies through the air over businesses in a vaguely circular pattern before the telltale cyclone shape is visible.

Two people were left with minor injuries after the twister caused a roof to cave in at a store in the Christchurch suburb of Sydenham, reports said.

NewstalkZB quoted a Fire and Emergency spokesperson as saying “there had also been a multitude of calls following the tornado, with reports of roofs being torn off and air-conditioning units falling off buildings.” Credit: Nicolas via Storyful