Tornadoes rip by streets leaving trail of destruction

Tornadoes hit two villages in the Humber vicinity this morning, leaving a trail of devastation.

House roofs have been damaged, along with garages and vehicles – motorhomes have also been flipped over onto.

The first hit Humberston just outside Grimsby at 9.30am and the second, the East Riding village of Thorngumbald was hit at about 11am.

More of the latest Grimsby news here and Hull news here

In Humberston, a large number of homes have suffered damage – mainly to roofs and windows – in a number of streets, including Buttermere Crescent, Derwent excursion and Coniston Crescent.

Resident John Leyland, 38, has lived there for 12 years and says it’s been a crazy morning.

Homes and vehicles in Humberston have been damaged in what is understood to be a tornado. It is thought that more than 20 houses have been damaged.

He said: “Myself and my partner Hannah were sat at the kitchen table and looked around to see the circular wind and it went as quick as it came.

“The next thing we knew, roof tiles were damaged, the garage door had caved in and three of my cars were smashed.

“There was just complete shock and panic, everything has gone.

“I would have never expected anything like this to ever happen.

“My garden table is now two streets away and my fence is destroyed, it’s all so weird.

Homes and vehicles in Humberston have been damaged in what is understood to be a tornado. It is thought that more than 20 houses have been damaged.

“It hurts massively, but you can’t change what’s been done.

“You hear horror stories like this, but we just hope the insurance can help us. You work so hard to do your bit and this is what happens.

“I’ve already asked for a skip to help those on the street clear away their rubbish.

“I just hope everyone can get what they need now.”

Read more about the Humberston tornado here

In Thorngumbald, houses in St Martins Road and Standage Road were battered in a mini-storm which arrived shortly after 11am.

Pictures taken by plumber Steve Richardson show a garage with its roof blown thoroughly off, a crumbled brick wall, and a motorhome on its side.

Debris is distributed around gardens and roofs have also been damaged there.

Damage caused by a ‘mini tornado’ in Thorngumbald

A resident from Thorngumbald has tweeted: “There’s been a mini tornado near here in Thorngumbald, caravan blown over, roof tops damaged.”

Another resident tweeted: “Blimey, I’m in Thorn too, the wind was certainly blowing earlier…but this is something else!”

Read more about the Thorngumbald tornado here

It’s understood there were a number of mini-tornadoes across eastern England this morning, with the Humberston one the most meaningful.

In a typical year, the UK sees around 30-35 tornadoes, though it is very scarce that are they strong enough to cause any meaningful damage.

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