Wild storm tears through the re­gion

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS | WELCOME - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

NORTH Bur­nett SES units worked late into Sun­day night af­ter an af­ter­noon storm ripped through the re­gion.

Group leader Brian Lowe said units at­tended eight call­outs from Gayn­dah through to Dal­larnil.

“South of Gayn­dah there were trees over the high­way as well as Hivesville Rd near Pros­ton,” he said.

“At Dal­larnil we de­liv­ered tarps to a home on Del­ley’s Rd where half the roof had been blown away by the strong winds.”

Mr Lowe said an­other home at Aberdein’s Rd at Did­cot had lost its roof.

“Units also as­sisted with the re­moval of trees on the Gayn­dah-Mt Perry Rd and Ocean St at Dal­larnil,” he said.

While other places in the re­gion only recorded falls of 15–37mm, Ruth and John Rokesky at Dal­larnil on the Isis High­way recorded 88mm.

“Hail was backed up to the back door, plus all the trees were stripped by the small hail,” Mrs Rokesky said.

“The prop­erty on the other side of the road lost the roof off the sta­bles.”

Par­adise Dam had a sub­stan­tial amount of rain but more so de­struc­tive winds and hail.

With the school hol­i­days and a long week­end, the car­a­van park was full of hol­i­day­mak­ers.

Sadly, hol­i­days ended early for many who had dam­aged tents and gear, forc­ing them to pack up.

PHOTO: JOHN ROKESKY

FROSTY RE­CEP­TION: There was hail ev­ery­where, in­clud­ing at the back door of the Rokesky’s home at Dal­larnil.

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