Fierce winds destroyed a home at Tamleugh and ripped roofs off properties in Euroa. The Murray River towns of Koonoomoo and Cobram looked like a bomb had exploded.
A tornado ripped through the region on Thursday night, injuring 20 people and leaving some towns looking like a bomb has exploded.
The fierce storms hit areas around Euroa and Tamleugh about 5.30
At Tamleugh winds destroyed a home, ripped roofs from shearing and machinery sheds and pulled down trees.
The News yesterday spoke to Lyndon and Sharon Kubeil who told of their fear and the wind ripped the roof off their home, shattered all but one window in their home and upended their couch.
Neighbours Lex and Sandra Finlay were also assessing the extensive damage caused to their farm when it was hit by the fierce winds.
In the Murray River towns the damage was described by Moira Shire Mayor Brian Keenan as the worst he’d seen in four decades as a State Emergency Service and Coutry Fire Authority brigade leader.
He said several houses at Bundalong were destroyed and most others are damaged.
Twenty people were injured, with most treated at the Yarrawonga Hospital, while four with more serious injuries were flown to Melbourne.
State Control Centre forecaster Tony Bannister said tornadoes of such force were not unheard of but rare for Victoria.
He said initial reports suggested the tornado would have involved winds of between 180 and 250
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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