Damage caused by storm was widespread - Rockhampton SES
THE damage from yesterday afternoon's storm was widespread and ripped off a number of roofs across the region, according to SES Rockhampton coordinator Eddie Cowie.
Mr Cowie told The Bulletin this morning that the five crews activated ahead of the storm hitting the region were called to 21 jobs yesterday afternoon.
He said some houses had their roofs completely taken off by the storm, some were partially unroofed and some had trees that had fallen on the roof that had to be dealt with before repairs or tarping to the roof could be carried out.
"We had a fairly prompt response to those jobs," Mr Cowie said.
He said there was no one area in the region affected more than any other areas.
Mr Cowie said crews were prepared for more requests for assistance this morning after a few did some reconnaissance work yesterday afternoon after dealing with the urgent requests for help.
"We drove around last night... there were lots of trees down in North Rockhampton," he said.