Hello Mick, I asked the old timers here once if we ever get tornados. One time a man was building a house in town and a little tornado came through and knocked over his new construction, leaving houses around intact.
Perhaps we don't get the difference in extreme temperatures here to have a lot of tornados. (even Melbourne only goes from icy cold one minute to bitter cold the next).
Being a bit inland, we usually just get the remnants of cyclones, the rain, but the old folks have also seen weakening cyclones come down the river.