Mini tornado visits Maryborough

Maryborough residents are facing a big clean-up after a big storm.
Maryborough residents are facing a big clean-up after a big storm.

MARYBOROUGH residents are facing a big clean-up, after a “mini-tornado” ripped through several streets.

Steel sheds, trees, and garden equipment were all ripped from the ground, as the sudden storm tore through the city just after 7.30pm on Monday night.

The area around Ambrose White Street seems to have suffered the worst damage, with nearly every resident of that road falling victim to the wind.

“It only lasted five to ten seconds,” Bob McFie said.

“It was like a mini tornado went through.”

His garden shed was torn down and flyscreens were wrenched from his windows, while his neighbours lost their 14-foot trampoline.

“It’s just completely disappeared,” Jessica Gabriel said.

“We drove around for ages trying to find where it landed, but it’s completely gone.”

Maryborough Tree Lopping owner Brett Ible said he believed over a dozen large trees had been uprooted in the freak storm, and numerous smaller trees and branches had fallen over fences and roads.

“It’s because the soil’s so saturated, they’re just getting blown over,” Mr Ible said.

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