Frightful moment little girl pleads with her parents to turn around as a twister crosses in front of their car: ‘I don’t want to be sucked into a tornado’
- Wild weather and heavy rain has lashed parts of Western Australia’s north-west
- Broome received 238mm in 24 hours, far above amount in last three months
- Melanie Edgar filmed carnage caused while family was on an afternoon drive
- Terrified young daughter can be heard in the back set fearing for her life
Footage has emerged of a young family being caught in a terrifying tornado during a weekend drive.
Wild weather lashed Western Australia’s north-west on Sunday as streets in the beach resort town of Broome went underwater after a 238 millimetre dumping of rain within 24 hours.
Local resident Melanie Edgar was driving with her partner and daughter when they began they were confronting with deteriorating conditions and flying debris.
An overturned wheelie bin blocked the path of a terrified Broome family on Sunday
‘Oh my God, what the f*** is going on,’ a shocked Ms Edgar is heard yelling. ‘It’s a tornado!’
Her frightened daughter can be heard in the back seat fearing for her safety as she pleads to her parents to turn back and head home.
‘Go back, I don’t want to be sucked into a tornado,’ the little girl is heard crying.
She later asks ‘Is it real? I don’t want to die!’
Conditions worsen as a wheelie bin and fallen tree branches are flung across the street, blocking the family’s path.
Ms Edgar can be heard trying to calm her terrified daughter as they drive past flooded footpaths strewn with fallen branches and other debris.
‘You’re not going to die,’ she reassures her.
The startling footage has attracted hundreds of views and comments online.
The family was confronted with atrocious conditions as fallen branches blocking their path
There were reports of damage to properties and downed trees but no known reports of injures, according to the Severe Weather Western Australia Facebook page.
The 238mm soaking was well above the 156mm Broome had received in the three prior months of the wet season.
The deluge also coincided with the 25 year anniversary of the town’s highest daily rainfall total of 476mm.
The rain is the result of a trough extending from a low-pressure system over northern WA.
Melanie Edgar recalled how the family drove through a tornado in Broome on Sunday
The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts more heavy rainfall for parts of the Kimberley over the coming days.
‘A flood watch is current for river catchments in the area including the Fitzroy River,’ the bureau tweeted.
The rain is moving cross to South Australia’s north with up to 100 millimetres estimated in the coming days.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for part of the region, saying dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is possible.
‘Showers, rain & storms are forecast on Mon & Tues for large parts of South Australia, contracting to the northeast on Wednesday and clearing. Heavy rain is likely to lead to an elevated risk of flooding in the north,’ the bureau added.
Heavy rain has already cut off road and rail links to the South Australian outback town of Cooper Pedy.
Melanie Edgar was on drive with her partner and daughter when they began filming the flying debris they were confronted with
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