Wild weather does damage around shire

Wet and windy weather caused damage around the region last week including a tree which fell at Park Road near the Maryborough Golf Club.

Local SES members were kept busy as wild weather ripped part of a roof from a house and saw two trees downed in the region last week.

Strong winds and rain battered Maryborough and surrounds on Wednesday afternoon and Mary- borough SES unit controller Jesse Wright said the biggest call out the crew received was to a house in Timor West.

“A house out at Timor West lost half of its roof in the strong winds, it was an older house,” he said.

“But aside from that there was nothing drastic. There was a tree down on the Bendigo-Mary- borough Road at Havelock which we cleared.

“Council workers attended a tree which came down near the Maryborough Golf Club on Park Road but it only covered the road side rather than the whole road.”

Mr Wright said it was hard to predict when such wild weather events will hit but that residents should be prepared when warnings for thunderstorms and strong winds are issued.

For more on this story see Page 2 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, January 21

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