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Mini tornado hits Wattle Camp

ON HAND: State Emergency Service helped clear up after the storm.
ON HAND: State Emergency Service helped clear up after the storm. Luka Kauzlaric

A STORM that ripped through Wooroolin and Wattle Camp yesterday afternoon was described as a mini tornado.

Kingaroy State Emergency Service group leader Peter Verbarkel said the wind came through the area in a narrow path.

"The roof was completely blown off an old Queenslander," he said.

"There was nothing left, no timbre, no iron, nothing at all.

"It (the roof) was way down the paddock somewhere."

Mr Verbarkel said the wind was very localised, taking the roof off the house but leaving the sheds and machinery nearby untouched.

Trees with trunks up to 50cm wide were strewn across Memerambi-Barker Creek Rd.

The storm hit Wooroolin brining trees down north of the town, and dropping 7.4 mm of rain.

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