IT looks like a war zone.
The beautiful, scenic country area of Terara Road this morning is a battered, twisted mess.
As residents described it, a “mini cyclone” swept through the area just after 3am Sunday morning and in a couple of minutes left a swathe of destruction.
Power lines were down everywhere, cutting electricity to the area.
Huge trees were uprooted. Homes lost roofs, sheds were destroyed and in a couple of cases were literally blown apart. A number of animals were killed.
Despite the destruction it appears no one was injured.
The storm also swept into Nowra, uprooting trees, damaging homes and forcing the closure of Bridge Road.
Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash said Shoalhaven City Council was assessing the damage and would lend assistance.
Meanwhile Kiama has been placed in lockdown by police and emergency services because of the damage posed by fallen trees and powerlines.
There are reports, which we are trying to confirm, of a campervan stuck in floodwaters in the middle of Oallen Ford. The ford has been closed.