News

Tree comes crashing down

CLOSE CALL: Tracey Thompson outside her Nanango home where a 9m tree fell on her car during a storm.
CLOSE CALL: Tracey Thompson outside her Nanango home where a 9m tree fell on her car during a storm. Louise Cheer

IT WAS a close call for Nanango's Bradly and Tracey Thompson.

During Saturday night's storm, just metres from their house, a 9m tree fell on Ms Thompson's Holden Barina.

It narrowly missed the couple's dog kennels and shed where two other cars were parked.

And four metres away the couple were inside their house with their four-year-old grandson, Levi.

Ms Thompson said the storm, which happened about 5pm, lasted about 20 minutes.

"There was a lot of strong winds and heavy rain," she said.

"We didn't even notice that the tree had fallen until I looked out of the bedroom window and saw it.

"I feel lucky it wasn't a few more metres over."

Strong winds also blew trees over into the Thompsons' fence line, took out a few window awnings and the roofs off of their machinery and hay sheds.

The estimated damage is at least $20,000.

About 300m behind the Thompsons' property, Nev Burville, who lives on the Burnett Hwy, had his shed's roof torn off by the storm.

"We've been building a new house down the road and all our furniture was in a shed and we lost the roof," he said.

"But the SES was great and came down to put a tarp over it."

South Burnett

Topics:  nanango, storm, tree



Emotional farewell for AWLQ volunteers and staff

AWLQ CEO Denise Bradley farewells a long-serving volunteer at the West Ipswich facility on Friday.

The AWLQ has left the building. So what's next?

Federal Minister won't support JBS workers

Federal Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash

Federal Minister leaves JBS questions unanswered

Check out the Top of Town's newest store

TOP CHOICE: Julie Clark, owner of a new shop at the Top of Town, Baby Body Abode, with her dog Beau who greets the customers at the door.

Julie Clark is head over heels with Ipswich

Local Partners

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Things to do around Ipswich this weekend

The Ipswich Orchid Society Garden Spectacular is this weekend.

Things to do around Ipswich

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E5: Just To Get A Rep review

Mahershala Ali, centre, in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets