May 22, 2005
Mini ‘tornado’ blows over caravans at Brean and leaves one person injured
Fire crews from across Somerset were called to Brean on Saturday night after a mini ‘tornado’ blew over several caravans and left one person injured.
Engines from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston-super-Mare were called to Warren Farm Holiday Centre at 9:40pm after three caravans were blown over during what the Somerset Fire Service called “strong localised winds.”
One appliance from Burnham attended the scene, along with two vehicles from Weston-super-Mare.
One holidaymaker, who was in one of the caravans at the time, was treated for minor injuries. The other two vans were apparently unoccupied.
Jim Barrow, who is staying on the park, told Burnham-On-Sea.com there had been a “strong whirlwind in one corner of the park that seemed to come from nowhere. It blew three caravans over in just a couple of minutes.”
A spokesperson at Warren Farm added: “Several people have said they think this was the result of a mini tornado. We did have a day of extreme weather with heavy thunder storms and strong winds one moment followed by bright sunshine the next.”
He added that the three damaged caravans were cleared away on Sunday.