Doors ‘explode’ as landspout tornado strikes near Toodyay

The tornado that struck in Toodyay yesterday. Photo: Severe Weather Australia contributor Jane Taylor
The tornado that struck in Toodyay yesterday. Photo: Severe Weather Australia contributor Jane Taylor

TOODYAY residents had a frightening experience yesterday afternoon when what appears to be a landspout tornado hit the town.

The landspout formed about 4.50pm yesterday.

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A clean up operation is underway at a nearby residence after ‘French doors exploded’.

Kitchen windows on the opposite side of the house were also broken.

Half the roof was also torn away when the home was hit.

A man and a teenager who were at home at the time were lucky to avoid injury.