Emergency crews are assessing the damage in Kurri Kurri following this afternoon's torrential wind, rain and hail.
The local Community Centre in Lang Street suffered a partial roof collapse in the storm and had to be evacuated, but fortunately everyone inside got out safely.
Two people also suffered minor injuries and are currently being treated in Maitland Hospital.
While the Aquatic Centre was closed as a precaution.
The SES is currently responding to more than 60 jobs locally, mainly roof damage and downed trees.
Ausgrid is currently working to restore the power to more than 3,100 homes and businesses in the Maitland, Weston, Pelaw Main, Kurri Kurri and Mulbring areas.
Kurri Kurri Public School is closed on Tuesday due to storm damage.