A tornado has ripped through Greymouth this afternoon, tearing off a roof and damaging up to 10 properties.
Fire Service southern communications shift manager Tim Reynolds said the fire service responded calls after the destructive winds hit south western suburb of Blaketown shortly before 5pm.
No one had been reported injured, he said.
A roof had lifted off one house and other homes suffered water damage.
– Photo / The tornado hit Blaketown shortly before 5pm. Photo / Sarah Shaw
– Herald on Sunday