A fallen tree across the house proves to be an early wake-up call for the Bown family at Lindendale, just outside Wollongbar in New South Wales.
A fallen tree across the house proves to be an early wake-up call for the Bown family at Lindendale, just outside Wollongbar in New South Wales. Amanda Bown

Severe weather gets second wind

AFTER a peaceful day on Friday, the winds that caused havoc on Thursday night got its second wind (no pun intended) early Saturday morning.

One of our finda reporters experienced the destruction first-hand, and is feeling very lucky after a giant tree fell onto her parents' house - missing her father's car by inches, and only crushing the roof.

As they say - one picture tells a thousand words; so we'll let the images speak for themselves.




Just what you want to wake up to on a Saturday morning. A giant tree finally succumbs to the strong winds that have hit Lismore for a second time. Photo: Amanda Bown

Amanda's father's car has about 109 lives. The tree fell and has enveloped it. No damage done. It's very, very lucky. Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

The branches only missed coming through the window by millimetres. Photo: Amanda Bown

Looking down the bough of the tree. Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

Total destruction thanks to strong 130kph winds. Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown

The wind has uprooted a tree that's been standing for about 25 years. Photo: Amanda Bown

Photo: Amanda Bown
Now waiting for the SES to come and get the tree of the house. Not sure how long the wait will be, but the Bowns are considering themselves very lucky. Photo: Amanda Bown

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