YOU SAID IT ON FACEBOOK:
IT WON’T be enough to break the drought just yet but the Fraser Coast has benefited from its heaviest downpour in months.
Thursday’s tornado-like conditions wreaked havoc across the region, closing schools, felling powerlines and knocking out power to more than 10,000 homes. Paul and Diane Widmer could only watch as the roof of their patio extension was torn off and sent flying up the driveway of their Maryborough West home.
Riverside Christian College was forced to stay closed yesterday due to power outages, and local sports fixtures have already been cancelled.
But the storms, which tore across the Wide Bay, also brought the rain.
Maryborough recorded its heaviest singe-day downpour in 232 days. About 40mm was recorded between 4.30pm and 5.30pm on Thursday, as strong winds felled trees and closed roads south and west of Maryborough. It was Maryborough’s biggest single-day downpour since February 22, when the region was drenched by 137.4mm.
We asked how much rain you got, and where, to develop a list of readings from across the region.
Tammy Rice: I’d love to know how much fell here in Yengarie but my gauge was destroyed).
Krispy Behrens: 63mm Adelaide St, Maryborough.
Marian Lynch: 52mm Baddow. Kerry Burmeister: 60mm yesterday (Thursday), 138mm since last Saturday in Granville.
Noel Mews: 70mm Harris Rd, Yerra. Anyone want leaf mulch. Free to good home, come get all you want.
Judie Zerk: 17mm Wondunna, (and) 95mm for the month so far.
Kerri Oakhill: 62mm yesterday and lots of trees down.
Terry Grimshaw: 68mm outer Granville.
Lisa Schwarzrock: 55mm Baddow.
Michelle McPaul: Hopefully people that have tanks are full now. Sue Smith: 80mm Mungar. Jason Marsh: 50mm Dundathu. April Lee: 60mm in half hour out near Mungar.
Pat Dachs: Burrum Heads 13mm.