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15 Amazing Reactions To The Tornado That Terrified Melbourne

Tweets in the wind...

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1. Melbourne, despite being a city not exactly famous for its good weather, briefly had a tornado warning and everyone lost their shit.

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2. Oaks Day at Flemington racecourse was a total washout.

3. This clever lady took off her dress so it wouldn't get wet.

Best on ground at #OaksDay or #SoaksDay

4. Stormchasers tried to capture the ultimate photo.

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6. ..to the ridiculous.

Amazing vision coming in from Melbourne’s Federation Square #MelbourneTornado

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Carnage created by Melbourne's Tornado #melbourneweather

8. Someone took the opportunity to pitch a new tourism campaign.

Timely new campaign from Tourism Victoria

9. Some people ducked for cover.

Safe to say the neighbours who said we were being "nervous Nellies" building a #tornado shelter weren't invited!

10. Making sure they stayed hydrated in lockdown.

If I have to bunker down in the Melbourne bureau overnight, it's okay. I have supplies. #MelbourneTornado #Melbnado

11. And as soon as it started, it was over.

And just like that, it's blue skies again! On one side of the city, at least #MelbWeather

12. Around 3pm, the Bureau of Meteorology cancelled its tornado warning and life went back to normal.

13. Almost.

#MelbourneTornado is over guys. None injured. One dead.

14. People started to rebuild their lives.

The Great Melbourne Storm of 2015 has passed. Way to stay strong, Melbourne.

15. The tornado may have passed, but it left in its wake some intense inter-state sledging.

did the melbourne tornado fizzle out and move to fremantle where the beaches are amazing and the weather is warmer

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if sydney had a tornado it'd probably be 25% bigger and at least 500% more glorious than a melbourne tornado

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In 2 years from now Sydney will have a much weaker tornado which they’ll swear was way better

18. Now all that is left to do is for Melbournites to pick through the wreckage of their windswept lives and try to salvage what they can.

we will rebuild - melbourne tornado 2015 #melbnado #tornado #melbourne #auspol #melbournetornado

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Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Alex Lee at alexandra.lee@buzzfeed.com.

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