RAINY SUN­DAY DAM­AGE FREE

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - An­nie Perets

AWEATHER warn­ing by the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy put ar­eas of the North Bur­nett on standby for se­vere storms at the week­end.

But what ul­ti­mately fell out of the sky was short of the se­vere ex­pec­ta­tions.

Sun­day was the sec­ond wettest day for many parts of the re­gion.

Monto re­ceived just less than 15mm on Sun­day, whereas 18mm was mea­sured on June 4.

In Gayn­dah, 16mm was mea­sured at the week­end but about 35mm of rain dropped ear­lier in the month.

The Biggen­den district was heav­i­est hit, with Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times readers record­ing as much as 86mm at Woowoonga.

BOM fore­caster Annabelle Ford said it could be a while un­til pre­cip­i­ta­tion hits the re­gion again.

“It should be clear over the next few days, though there’s a slight change of rain on Fri­day with a trophic mov­ing through, but it prob­a­bly won’t be that much,” she said.

“Then, there will be a cool, dry change into the week­end.

“On Sun­day, it’s go­ing to be a quiet, cold morn­ing and could be some frost around.

“The week­end rain was def­i­nitely not as much as in some places.”

North Bur­nett SES lo­cal con­troller Brian Lowe said there was no dam­age caused by the week­end rain that re­quired the as­sis­tance of SES.

“We had no call outs in re­la­tion to the rain, the rain was pretty mod­er­ate right through the whole North Bur­nett,” he said.

The re­gion is now go­ing to be even more pre­pared for nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, with an HF ra­dio to be soon in­stalled in the new Gayn­dah Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Cen­tre.

“It’s go­ing to en­able us to com­mu­ni­cate out­side the North Bur­nett in times for long dis­tance.

“We are very happy it’s fi­nally hap­pen­ing.”

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