Giant Hail and Strong Winds as Freak Storm Hits New South Wales North Coast

The New South Wales emergency services launched a “large-scale multi-agency response” after a supercell storm hit parts of the state’s North Coast on October 20.

This footage by Joshua Harrison shows large hail and damaging winds pelting a residential area. He said the video was filmed in Sawtell, a suburb of Coffs Harbour where fire crews were supporting emergency services with recovery efforts.

9News described the storm as a “freak weather event,” and reported that 400 people were evacuated when the roof of a shopping center in the Coffs Harbour suburb of Toormina collapsed under the weight of water.

7News reported that 50 millimeters of rain fell in the space of an hour in the Coffs Harbour area. Credit: Joshua Harrison via Storyful

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