THE clean up begins across the Mid North Coast after an intense storm wrecked havoc between the Hastings and Macleay on November 7.
Property owners between Rollands Plains and Kundabung were warned a ‘big one’ was on its way and had just enough time to protect vehicles and property before it hit.
The system moved north along the coast from about 2.30pm, intensifying inland west of Wauchope and north at Kundabung and Kempsey.
There was plenty of water in it but most of it was frozen. Rollands Plains recorded 20mm of rain while 40mm was dumped on Pappinbarra. Kempsey had a 13mm downfall, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
There have been reports of palm sized hail stones pummeling properties at Kundabung causing extensive damage to homes, vehicles and property.
Steven Mihaljevic captured the moment giant hail stones bombed his property at Kundabung.
“There’s no damage as of yet, we are still inspecting the property,” Steven said.
Kundabung resident Amanda Jarick said the hail storm only lasted between three and five minutes but the rain that followed was very welcome.
Phillip Wilson of Rollands Plains said there was widespread damage after the storm rolled through with cars, the local school and solar panels impacted.
More than 600 households remained without power between Kempsey and Nambucca Heads at 7.30pm.
It is the second intense storm to lash the region this week with another cell causing havoc across the Camden Haven and Manning Valley on Tuesday not long after the Melbourne Cup had been run.
Watch the video of the storm by Steven Mihaljevic of Kundabung
Strong winds, lightning and heavy rain lashed the region south of Port Macquarie with more than 7000 households in Taree, Lansdowne, Coopernook and surrounding areas left without power for several hours.
Crews worked late into the night to secure sites and isolate numerous problems while restoring power progressively to the majority of households.
In the Camden Haven, residents describe a mini tornado which ripped threw a small section of the region, including Kew and Kendall, snapping trees.
NSW SES Port Macquarie-Hastings local controller Paul Burg said members of the unit were called to four jobs. These included fallen branches on power lines and a tree which landed on a car at Kew.
The unsettled conditions have followed five days of hot weather with temperatures soaring into the mid to high 30s.
Rain is expected to ease into the weekend and so too will the temperatures with Thursday’s forecast top to be a mild 21 degrees followed by warm days up to 25 degrees and sun into the weekend.