Bureau of Meteorology issued severe thunderstorm warning for much of the NSW coastline with sustained hail falling on western Sydney
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Residents in greater Sydney bunkered down after being warned of potential “tornado activity” on Thursday afternoon and while that didn’t eventuate the city was hit by a series of thunderstorms that caused flooding, traffic accidents and power outages.
The severe storms also ripped the roof off a Westfield shopping centre at Mount Druitt which resulted in water gushing into stores and the mall before distressed shoppers were evacuated. There were no reports of serious injuries.