IT WAS like a scene out of the Wizard of Oz on Monday after a freak storm with gale force winds and hail swept through the Gladstone region.

For Boyne Island residents Jess and Stuart Gilmour their heavy trampoline was flung over fences and landed two blocks away, upside down in a park.

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"We were inside watching a movie with the kids and all we heard was loud rain and wind," Mrs Gilmour said.

"It was all over in a matter of minutes and when we looked outside we thought that our trampoline had fallen into the neighbour's yard, but that in fact wasn't even ours."

The couple then left for the shops and as they drove past the Riverstone Rise park - two blocks away - they saw their rugby balls and trampoline crushed on the side of the road.

"It flew across two lanes of major road too so we're surprised no one was injured."

For Heidi, 11, Lilly, 4, and baby Charlie the devastation came as quite a surprise.

"(The storm) came out of nowhere and made a mess of everything," Mr Gilmour said.

WHAT YOU SAID:

Lyn Ward: Wurdong is a mess. We have trees blown over, pots smashed, decks covered in debris and I have had to retrieve my washing which had been blown all over the place.

Cherie Wairau: Power line just got hit in Barney St. Luckily the rain put the fire out.

Dianne Prider: Trees across a road at Baffle Creek and power outages all around that area. Benaraby got hail.

Lisa Eddy: Our placed is messed up at Wurdong. My pool is full of branches and debris. All 4 sides of our verandas are trashed. It definitely packed a punch for 15 minutes solid.

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