Storm Gerrit tornado: Watch as doorbell camera captures extreme storm sweeping through Stalybridge street

Police declared a major incident for around 12 hours.
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Doorbell footage has captured the moment a freak tornado swept through the streets of Greater Manchester. Around 100 properties in the Stalybridge area had to be evacuated after the weather event at 11.45pm on Wednesday night.

There were no injuries but police did declare a major incident for around 12 hours as emergency services dealt with the damage that saw roofs ripped clean off properties. Some residents described the scene on Thursday morning as "like a warzone".

Some of the devastation left by the tornado in Stalybridge. Picture: William Lailey / SWNSSome of the devastation left by the tornado in Stalybridge. Picture: William Lailey / SWNS
Some of the devastation left by the tornado in Stalybridge. Picture: William Lailey / SWNS
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The new footage gives an idea of the strength of the 80mph Storm Gerrit gusts that peaked with the rare 'tornado'. Dozens of cars were battered by falling bricks, trees and debris with the Carrbrook and Millbrook areas seeing the worst of the conditions.

Click above to watch the footage from the doorbell and some of the clean-up operation beginning on Thursday.