DAMAGE: At least one roof has been torn off and several others have been left damaged in a freak storm that lasted no more than 10 minutes.
DAMAGE: At least one roof has been torn off and several others have been left damaged in a freak storm that lasted no more than 10 minutes. Contributed

Roofs torn off in storm that ripped through Gayndah

AT LEAST one Gayndah home has had its roof completely torn off with several others suffering significant damage thanks to a storm that lasted no more than 10 minutes.

North Burnett Regional Council chief executive and local disaster coordinator Mark Pitt said the thunderstorm had ripped through the town at about 1:20pm, causing minor damage to businesses and sending a tree crashing into a campervan at Claude Wharton Weir.

A kindergarten in the centre of town also had a window blown in during the storm.

Mr Pitt said council crews had been working with the SES to waterproof the damaged homes.

"Those guys do a tremendous job," he said.

Mr Pitt said he there was very little damage even one kilometre out of town.

"The storm was quite localised," he said.

There were no injuries reported.

The last significant storm to hit Gayndah that caused similar damage was in 2007.



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