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