A mini-tornado has ripped through Kiama overnight, damaging homes and the fire station, cutting power and causing minor injuries.
Early reports suggest about 75 homes have been damaged and the Kiama fire station has lost its roof. There are reports of minor injuries.
A Kiama resident said that some of the worst hit streets are Pacific, Antrim, Hothersall and Minnamurra.
The mini-tornado hit in the early hours of the morning, with some reports saying the damage was caused when two storm cells met.