Destruction as huge storm tears through Dalby with 144km/h winds
SEVERE thunderstorms have left a path of destruction through Dalby and its surroundings following a scorching summer day.
Damaging winds and heavy rainfall combined together to hammer the Western Downs this evening in a surprise weather system following record breaking days of heat.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 144km/h wind gusts at 6.06pm, partnered with wet microbursts through Dalby, Inglewood, Millmerran, Clifton, and Pittsworth.
Dalby residents witnessed incredible scenes of destruction around them, which included a local demountable falling apart, and a clothes line being torn from its roots.
In the event of a severe weather system, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees.
- Secure loose outdoor items.
- Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.