Fraser Coast Chronicle - - OPINION -

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.

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