Tweed Daily News

Tree fall a close call for Steve

WHEN Steve Webb walked out to his front yard yesterday morning, he got a rude shock.

There he saw that one of his trees had been ripped from the ground and was resting on his neighbour's roof.

On its way down, it had also crashed through a fence.

But Mr Webb, a Cabarita resident, said he didn't see or hear the tree falling as he slept.

“I didn't hear it, but the neighbour did,” he said.

“It's lucky it didn't hit the car or come down on any powerlines.

“The neighbours are lucky too, (but) they got a bit of damage out of it.”

Mr Webb said he had noticed that his street had been hit hard by the heavy rain and gusty winds that ripped through Tweed on Wednesday night.

Trees, branches and debris yesterday littered large sections of the street and the front yards.

Mr Webb's neighbour's yard was littered with tree branches.

A nearby vacant block was completely flooded.

“The wind was just crazy and they are saying it will pick up again,” Mr Webb said.

In a nearby street, another resident was left fearing for her safety when chunks of her roof began flying off in the wind.

The woman contacted the State Emergency Service when pieces of wood and plaster were stripped from the roof about 10.30pm on Wednesday.

However, she was still waiting for someone to attend her home early yesterday.

Parts of the roof knocked powerlines down.

“It ripped the power out and I haven't had power since last night,” the woman said.

“I don't know if that is a live wire; I don't know if it's dangerous.”

How has the wild weather affected you? Tell us your story below or send us photos via email at editorial@finda.com.au.

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