July 7, 2008
Freak 'twister' causes damage to water park site near Burnham
powerful, freak whirlwind caused extensive damage at a water park
near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday afternoon (July 6th).
Water Park bore the brunt of the extreme weather conditions, which
saw sudden strong winds similar to a tornado bring down fences,
raise sheds and cause damage to equipment and gardens.
park's Julia Cox told Burnham-On-sea.com: "The winds just
seemed to come from nowhere and were incredibly strong for a very
was frightening. Our garden was badly damaged and a trampoline,
which had only just recently been bought as a birthday present,
was destroyed when it was flung into the water."
twister struck the area at 4.30pm and the storm quickly weakened
as it passed over Huntspill and blew itself out over the Bristol
Channel. Damage was restricted to a very small area. Our photos
show some of the damage at the park still visible on Monday morning.
parked vehicle was damaged by debris tossed into the air
video footage of the moment the twister struck was recorded, above
photographer standing on Burnham seafront took this exclusive
shot of the storm system moving across the Bristol Channel on