Cooroy township hit hard by thunderstorm
  • Wednesday 22 February 2012

A severe thunder storm that swept across the Sunshine Coast this afternoon caused considerable damage to buildings in Maple Street, Cooroy.

Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan advised that three businesses in the main street have lost their roofs and a number of other premises were damaged.

“Fortunately no serious injuries or deaths have been reported,” Cr Brennan said.

“Emergency Services personnel and council crews will working late into the night to clean up the debris, tarp roofs and restore power.

“There is also some minor damage in nearby Tewantin, with a number of damaged roofs and trees and power lines down.

“Energex advises that power outages may continue into tomorrow morning around the district.”

Local Disaster Coordinator Alan (Fox) Rogers said that council established a small coordination centre to help respond to the event and assist with clean up and recovery.

Mr Rogers advised people not to go near fallen power lines and to take care on the roads.

For assistance call SES on 132 500.