Wild winds batter farm
Michael and Pippa Murphy have described the moment wild weather tore through their farm as terrifying.
The couple were at their Lower King home a week ago when cyclone-strength winds howled through their 100-acre farm leaving mass destruction in its path.
Mr Murphy said it was without doubt the worst storm and damage they had experienced in 30 years of living there.
“There is no other way to describe it other than a mini tornado — it lasted around five or 10 minutes but left a trail of destruction,” he said.
“We thought we were going to lose the front of the house. I hope I never have to live through anything like this again.”
The strong winds uprooted many 30-year-old trees, destroyed gardens and caused the couple’s shed to cave in.
A tree also fell on the carport just a metre from the roof of the house. The couple’s driveway is now lined with fallen trees and completely inaccessible.
Mike Murphy said it was like a ‘mini tornado’ howled through their farm.