‘Rowdy’ storm sweeps area

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

BIGGEN­DEN was with­out power after storms swept across the town last week.

Boompa’s Beth Mait­land put a new rain gauge in their top pad­dock just be­fore the storm.

The pre­vi­ous gauge and the post it was at­tached to was swept away in the 2013 floods.

She said the new one had been sit­ting on the din­ing ta­ble un­til just be­fore the rain hit.

“We’ve been saved by the bell for a bit longer after 57mm fell on Sun­day and Mon­day nights and a fur­ther 30mm in a rowdy storm on Tues­day night.

“We also lost power for 24 hours,” she said.

At a Ja­cobi Rd prop­erty at Dal­larnil, the McLeans recorded 34mm on Mon­day night and a fur­ther 18mm on Tues­day night.

The rain could have been in­sti­gated by The Mae Trio, who per­formed a song called Ded­i­cated to Rain at the Small Halls Con­cert.


FLOODED GUT­TERS: The af­ter­math of a down­pour in Biggen­den.

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