Roof blown off Port Waikato property

A Port Waikato woman has had her roof blown off her home following a possible tornado.

Fire Service Northern Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said crews were called to the property, on Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road, about 7.20am.

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Mr Phillips said fire crews were assisting with tarpaulins after winds blew the roof off the house and shattered windows.

The house is in remote area, Mr Phillips said. He was not aware of any other damage to property in the area.

Mr Phillips said there has been about half a dozen weather related calls this in the upper North Island morning, mainly relating to blown powerlines and alarm activations following a lightning strike in Panmure, Auckland.

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