The first thing they noticed was the sky turning black. Then came the
wind. In a few, terrifying seconds it
so much speed and power that nothing could stand in its way.
clouds sucked up animals, glass,
in what one witness described as a scene from the Wizard of Oz.
Then it sent them raining down like
lethalconfetti over ten or a
The tornado was thought to have lasted less than a minute but the
in excess of 110 miles per hour left a trail of
along Chamberlayne Road.
Fifteen-year-old Gavin Driscoll was thrown against a shop window
with so much force that it
while local resident Ed Solomons thought
"it was the end of the world, right here in Kensal Rise"