Storms cause damage across South Burnett

WAVE OF DESTRUCTION: Durong resident Simon Stretton said it was the worst storm he had ever seen in the area.
WAVE OF DESTRUCTION: Durong resident Simon Stretton said it was the worst storm he had ever seen in the area. Contributed

DURONG Dingo Sanctuary owner Simon Stretton was left with an extensive clean-up after Saturday's savage thunderstorms hit his property.

"It was the worst storm in this area to my knowledge," Mr Stretton said.

"I could see trees blown over and I've got a few fences to fix."

Fortunately, none of his dingoes were harmed or escaped.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Nyssa Lonsdale said Kingaroy was hit with gusts of up to 30 knots and 56.8mms of rain during the storms.

"They were over really short periods," she said.

"We had an upper trough which developed over the south western parts of Queensland and it moved over a couple of days."

Arthur Dawson, from Nanango SES, said local crews got a number of callouts for trees blocking streets and even a home requesting sandbags to protect from flash flooding.

"We had a tree come down along Old Esk Rd in Blackbutt," he said.

"It wasn't too bad, but it could have been worse."

The weather looks set to warm up for the rest of the week, with a high of 36 degrees forecast for Saturday, and sunny conditions continuing.

Where the rain fell

  • Ellesmere: 29mm
  • Wondai: 40mm
  • Cooyar: 22mm
  • Noel St, Kingaroy: 4mm
  • First Ave, Kingaroy: 9.75mm
  • Kingaroy Airport: 29mm
  • Booie: 8mm
  • Bellbird Rd, Coolabunia: 23mm
  • Taabinga: 24mm
  • Nanango: 21.5mm

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