Ruined pods sign of storm
PICTURES of destruction dominated the Gympie region after Thursday’s “hailnado”, but a spread of savaged waffle pod slabs at a McIntosh Creek building site made for one of the stranger sights.
GJ Gardner Homes Gympie office manager Denise Kapernick got word of the catastrophic damage soon after watching the sinister storm roll through the region and arrived on site to find the pods scattered all over the road.
“They picked the whole lot up and destroyed every single panel, there’s not one we can salvage out of it,” Ms Kapernick said.
“As soon as there’s holes, they compromise the slab so we have to throw the lot.
“At about 2pm we got hit at the office, not long after that we got a phone call to say we’ve got some foam blocks moving.”
She said the ruined pods, crucial to laying the foundations of the property, had compounded with further plumbing and electrical damages to put an indefinite delay on construction.
Denise Kapernick from GJ Gardner Homes on clean up after storm.