Shed loses roof as storm slams into Oakey

The storm that hit Oakey this afternoon, taken from just east of the town by @ErienneLette.
The storm that hit Oakey this afternoon, taken from just east of the town by @ErienneLette.

UPDATE: A State Emergency Service spokesman said crews attended a Lorrimer St property this afternoon where a roof was blown off a shed.

"Crews are at eight jobs involving downed trees and leaky roofs in Oakey," he said.

A tree brought down at least one power line leading up to house in Rob St.

Oakey QFES captain Rodney Mason said the storm brought through heavy rain and high winds.

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A family's trampoline was thrown over two 1.8m fences during a wild storm that hit Oakey this afternoon.
A family's trampoline was thrown over two 1.8m fences during a wild storm that hit Oakey this afternoon.

 

"It put down trees around town everywhere and there are power lines down at three separate locations," he said.

Residents in the area are advised to take caution.

 

Trees across Oakey were brought down in a wild storm this afternoon.
Trees across Oakey were brought down in a wild storm this afternoon.
EARLIER: A ROOF was blown of an Oakey house this afternoon as a severe storm buffets the town.

Rod Rehbein from Ergon Energy said the power supply to about 3700 customers supplied from the Oakey substation, including those in the town and surrounding areas, was interrupted during the storm about 12.30pm.

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Crews will be dispatched when it is safe to do so.

The Chronicle understands a childcare centre in the town had to be evacuated due to the storm.

 

 

A wild storm brought down a large tree at the Oakey State Primary School. Sent to us by Abbey Halliday, who says it was one of many trees that fell during this afternoon's storm.
A wild storm brought down a large tree at the Oakey State Primary School. Sent to us by Abbey Halliday, who says it was one of many trees that fell during this afternoon's storm.

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