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Burrum Heads tornado 'like a bomb' say shattered residents

Ann and Barry Roberts' house in Burrum St at Burrum Heads after the tornado.
Ann and Barry Roberts' house in Burrum St at Burrum Heads after the tornado. Alistair Brightman

THE tornado that ripped through Burrum Heads was like a bomb going off, said residents whose homes had been destroyed.

Neigbours Ann and Barry Roberts and Kevin and Gay Parr all likened the impact of the tornado to a bomb or an explosion, with Ann and Barry getting thrown through the air as it ripped one of the walls off their home.

The tornado has left a path of destruction through the town and the whole Burrum Heads community is now banding together to clean-up and move on.



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