IT HAS been 10 years since a freak tornado hit Lennox Head and caused major damage to this quiet coastal village.
After the shock of the initial impact, residents took stock of what had happened.
The clean-up took months.
Many locals were too scared to even go back to their own homes; they would suffer nightmares for years to come.
Some rebuilt, others sold up and moved away.
It was a natural disaster that changed life in Lennox Head forever.