Residents and people affected by the tornado in Papatoetoe can seek refuge at a pop-up welfare centre in south Auckland, Stuff reports. The storm caused widespread damage to properties and power lines, with Papatoetoe residents pulling together at their time of crisis. Many of the residents emptied their fridges to help feed those helping with the clean-up. Sulendra Raju, of All in one Builders in Papatoetoe, came with 70 staff and went around putting tarpaulins on the homes of people who had lost their roofs, and assisting with other makeshift repairs.