A "mini-tornado" brought down trees, damaged property and even lifted cats in the air, an eyewitness has said. People living in Chobham in Surrey said the wind hit the area at about 5:00pm on Saturday.
Shirley Blay, who keeps horses at the Jolly Blossom Stables on Station Road,
Chobham, said: "It was a mini-tornado, I can't describe it as
anything less. It started with very heavy rain, hailstones and very strong wind and all of
a sudden, the wind was very, very strong, to the point of lifting roofs.
"Stable roofs were shaking and lifting and my granddaughter went to make a
feed up for the pony and the shed she was in lifted. She jumped out of it and it just shattered, it was thrown backwards and
broke into four pieces.
"We've got four feral cats in the yard and they were being lifted off the
ground - about 6ft off the ground - they just went round like a big paper
bag." She said the people and animals who were caught up in the storm were