Wild storm damages property near Springsure
A PROPERTY owner in the Central Highlands says a wild overnight storm is the worst he has seen in more than 50 years.
The ABC reports drought-stricken farmers welcomed rainfall of up 80mm dumped by a series of storms.
However, Bruce Roberts said strong wind and heavy rain near Springsure ripped the roof from his house and destroyed sheds, and there was also serious damage on another property he owned near Emerald
"Blew all the windows in in the house and we just ducked for cover basically," he said.
"The house is half unroofed and damaged around the place because other debris blew onto it, and it's ripped the corner off the house and all the structures around the place are damaged."
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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday night for the Capricornia, Central Highlands and Coalfields districts, then was cancelled on Friday morning.
Craigmore recorded 77mm of rain in two hours, while Fairbairn Dam recorded 43mm in half an hour.
Isolated thunderstorms are forecast for Gladstone on Friday morning, with showers contracting north during the day.
The maximum temperature is expected to reach 27 degrees.
A sunny weekend is forecast, with a top of 28 degrees on Saturday and 30 degrees on Sunday.