Welsh holiday park counting the cost of ‘mini tornado’

A Welsh holiday park is picking up the pieces one week after a “mini tornado” ripped through its site, damaging 20 caravans.

Clarach Bay Holiday Village in Aberystwyth was struck by the torrential rains and 94mph winds on the morning of November 17th.

The park, which was shut for the winter, is home to around 350 static caravans and, luckily, the majority were unaffected as the tornado cut a defined path through the park. No injuries were sustained.

Tom Scarrott, director of park, said caravans either side of the tornado’s passage escaped unscathed.

Watch the video below to see some of the destruction caused by the mini Tornado

’Emergency recovery scheme implemented’

Mr Scarrott said insurance firm Compass dispatched an underwriter to assess the damage as soon as it learned of the incident.

The company implemented its “emergency recovery scheme” on the park’s behalf which is intended to return parks and their holiday homes to a state of normality within the shortest possible time.

One week on and owners will soon be allowed to visit their holiday homes to inspect the damage.

Damage left by the tornado at Clarach BayMr Scarrott added: “During the past few days Compass Insurance has flown a surveillance drone over Clarach Bay to provide us with a precise picture of the affected holiday homes and other damage to the park’s infrastructure. This has proved immensely helpful to our work planning.

“The speed at which remedial work has been arranged by Compass underlines, once again, the benefits of insuring through a specialist provider which fully understands the needs of its customers. It was the possibility of such a disaster occurring that prompted us originally to adopt the Compass scheme on behalf of our owners and I think this outcome fully endorses out decision.”

He added in a message to owners and guests: “Thank you for your patience and understanding – and we look forward to meeting up with everyone again next spring!”

Pictures: Twitter – @thomascarrott

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