House struck by mini-tornado


A Co Wexford couple said they are lucky to be alive after what they believe was a mini-tornado wreaked havoc on their newly-built home, causing extensive damage.

Patrick and Linda Sudworth’s ceiling in their kitchen collapsed, their office ceiling cracked in half, the structural beams of the house were moved, water from the toilets was sucked up and splashed all over their bathrooms and a window was blown out and into a nearby field during the incident on Monday afternoon.

The couple, who only moved into their home in Ard na Mara, Clonmines, a month ago, say it is a miracle that they are alive. Scaffolding boarding used on a nearby house was propelled through the air before slamming against the garage door and tiles were ripped from the roof.