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Storm lashes region

WINTER STORM: This was once a 15mx12m shed on Dion Williams’ Dallarnil property. It was destroyed in a storm last Wednesday night.
WINTER STORM: This was once a 15mx12m shed on Dion Williams’ Dallarnil property. It was destroyed in a storm last Wednesday night. Contributed

DALLARNIL'S Dion Williams doesn't want to go through the horrific happenings of last Wednesday night's storm ever again.

The Weeds-R-Us contractor who lives off the North Dallarnil Rd had his 15mx12m shed blown away as winds ripped through the area

Mr Williams said the roller doors were blown out, taking the entire shed.

"The ensuing path over 200m looked like an aeroplane had crashed," he said.

"Tin was scattered everywhere including high in the trees.

"The wind was so fierce it even blew the knots out of the pine fascia boards."

The shed which was bolted to a slab of concrete had recently undergone some renovations.

Mr Williams said luckily it blew away from the house.

"The horses would have been sheared," he said.

"I think we got the guts of the storm as we also removed 30 trees off the boundary fences."

The Williams are still calculating the cost of the damage.

"We're still shifting through the contents," he said.

A 20 tonne excavator was bought in to help clean up and already two 40ft trailers of tin and assorted debris had been taken to the dump.

Luckily Mr Williams has two other sheds that weren't damaged. "These sheds didn't move," he said

Also at Dallarnil, Delley's Rd resident Debbie Murray on the night had driven home from work at Gayndah via Gooroolba through the aftermath of the storm to find her garden shed and several trees destroyed.

"I just hope it's not the start of things to come," she said.

Out at Wateranga Rd at Didcot, Laurie and Leeanne Hebblewhite spent the weekend fencing and looking for their weaners that had taken fright.

Mrs Hebblewhite said the neighbours said the noise was scary.

"Luckily for us also the wind came from the direction it did," she said.

"It would have peeled the tin off our shed like butter."


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