LENNOX HEAD SMASHED BY TORNADO

The people of Lennox Head on the New South Wales north coast have told of the terror and mayhem when a tornado struck the town this morning.

The tornado started as a water spout in the ocean and struck the northern end of town around 7.30.

It tore roofs from houses, uprooted trees and brought down power lines.

Amazingly no-one was seriously injured.

Premier Kristina Keneally will see for herself the damage when she arrives in the town later tonight.