Tornado ravages UK: Horror images show trail of destruction after thunderstorm chaos

Images showed the afternmath of the freak weather event in Humberston, Lincolnshire. In total, in excess of 20 houses are thought to have been damaged, with utility and council workers rushing to the scene alongside emergency services.

Some areas are currently cordoned off, while one pictured showed a motorhome located in Buttermere Crescent on its side.

Flood warnings have been issued by the Met office with up to two inches of rain expected across the UK, and thunderstorms likely to last all week.

Tornados are rare in the United Kingdom, but not unheard of.

In June a tornado in Barking in east London likewise caused damage to homes and vehicles.

Speakong to BBC Radio Humberside, reporter Lara King suggested there had in fact been two mini-tornadoes in the area.

She said: “It’s unbelievable to be honest, there’s a big motorhome on its side.

“This is a quiet residential street in in Humberston.

“Thank goodness people weren’t in their gardens because they could have been really badly hurt.”

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