Storm damage reported at Tansey dairy

A TANSEY dairy received tens of thousands of dollars' damage from the severe storm which tore through Goomeri and Tansey late on Wednesday afternoon.

ABC Rural reported yesterday that the storm destroyed a calf shed, feed pad and a shade structure at Colin Heathwood's dairy on Watchbox Rd, near Tansey, where power poles were also brought down and the side of at least one home's roof was torn off.

Mr Heathwood told the ABC his electronic rain gauge recorded 65mm of rain, which blew in horizontally from the north-west about 5pm, destroying several of his buildings and six haysheds over a 20km area.

"I'm told that there's a lot of side roll irrigation plants that have been destroyed ... and they say there's no haysheds between Watchbox Rd and Goomeri left standing," he said.

None of his cattle were harmed in the storm, but a horse from the nearby Boonara Performance Horses was seriously injured.

Falls of up to 66mm, and many of more than 20mm, were recorded across the region on Wednesday night.

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