A tree crashed through the roof of Ella McCartney's home while her family was inside at Coolum. Picture: Patrick Woods
A tree crashed through the roof of Ella McCartney's home while her family was inside at Coolum. Picture: Patrick Woods

Mum in shock after ‘huge’ tree smashes through roof

Ella McCartney is counting her blessings after a large tree came crashing through the roof of her Coolum home on Sunday night.

Just after 9pm, Ms McCartney was relaxing on the couch after a big afternoon run when a loud crash came thundering from above her head.

A tree crashed through the roof of a Coolum home while a family was inside. Picture: Patrick Woods
A tree crashed through the roof of a Coolum home while a family was inside. Picture: Patrick Woods

According to Ms McCartney, the "huge" tree pierced through the ceiling of their two-storey home leaving water bucketing into the lounge room.

The Coast mum was in shock as she tried to comfort her two young children when they came racing into the lounge room.

Flash flooding wreaks havoc in peak-hour washout

MEGA GALLERY: Wild weather unleashes on Coast

"My husband came running out, he felt the whole house shake," she said.

"I've always wanted a water feature and a skylight."

See more photos from the fall here.

The tree crashed through the roof. Picture: Patrick Woods
The tree crashed through the roof. Picture: Patrick Woods


Reef campaigners decry decision to move CQ mine forward

Premium Content Reef campaigners decry decision to move CQ mine forward

The Department of Environment announced on Friday it was allowing Clive Palmer’s...

MP details state’s CQ education plans

Premium Content MP details state’s CQ education plans

Rockhampton, Gladstone, and Longreach will be among the recipients.

Ireland, Lauga on council’s call for GKI feedback

Premium Content Ireland, Lauga on council’s call for GKI feedback

The council recently asked for input into the State Government’s $30 million to be...