NO MORE: Bargara residents Evan and Irenie Roberts are dreading the forecast for high winds. Their home was severely damaged by tornadoes earlier in the year. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
NO MORE: Bargara residents Evan and Irenie Roberts are dreading the forecast for high winds. Their home was severely damaged by tornadoes earlier in the year. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Tornado-hit couple brace for 90km/h winds

BARGARA couple Evan and Irenie Roberts do not want any more powerful winds to hit their home.

The tornado that tore through the town on January 26 caused about $250,000 damage to their property.

But high winds could be on the way, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting thunderstorms carrying wind gusts up to 90kmh over the next few days.

Forecaster Vinord Anand said unstable conditions in the region would see thunderstorms start to form north of Gympie.

The storms are expected to form inland and then drift towards the coast.

While there would probably not be heavy rain, the storms could have damaging wind gusts.

Mrs Roberts said the couple had cleared everything away from their yard that could become a missile.

"There's no loose stuff; that's very important," she said.

"Everything that was loose blew away in January."

The couple still have tarpaulins covering their roof while they wait for their house to be repaired.



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