Tornado Hits Rugby

A number of homes in Rugby suffered structural damage as a result of high winds on Wednesday evening (April 25).

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Met Office confirms it's likely a tornado hit Rugby

The Met Office has confirmed that it's likely a tornado did hit the town last night.

Dozens of reports of a funnel cloud were reported at around 6pm last night in Rugby.

A spokesman for the Met Office said “A funnel cloud is a rotating column of air coming down from a thunder cloud.

“If they don’t hit the ground then it remains a funnel cloud. If the funnel cloud hits the ground then it becomes a tornado at that point.

“Having looks at the pictures of the damage we can see the cloud did hit the ground and it became a tornado. The damage is consistent with a tornado.”

– Met Office

Council respond to weather damage in Rugby

Rugby council say residents were offered alternative accommodation last night but this was not needed.

Workers are on site today assessing damage and facilitating repairs to decide whether residents will need re-housing.

Homeowners are being advised to liaise with their insurance companies.


More pictures from damage in Rugby

Resident Andrew Sheriff surveys damage to his shed Credit: ITV Central

Andrew Sheriff's garden shed, now in the lane at the back of his house.

Back garden of a house in Sandy Lane, Rugby Credit: ITV Central
Louise Trezise looks at the contents of her garden shed Credit: ITV Central

Louise Trezise of Wentworth Road in Rugby looks at the contents of her garden shed and her neighbours trampoline, that has travelled across four gardens.

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