‘Like a war zone… I’ll never forget that sound’: Australian homeowner’s miraculous tale of survival after his house is flattened by a freak TORNADO – but their family cat is still missing
- Wayne Eve was hit in the head by a brick as a ‘tornado’ destroyed his house
- When Mr Eve woke up he found his dog alive and everything else destroyed
- A fundraiser started up by relatives raised almost $10,000 in under two hours
A homeowner has revealed how he miraculously survived after his house was flattened by what he is certain was a tornado.
Wayne Eve was at his home near Bendigo with his dog when his joy at the much-needed rainfall took a sudden turn.
He watched as the devastating storm cell moved closer, before he was hit in the head with a brick and knocked unconscious.
When Mr Eve woke up he saw his house was completely destroyed, but he – and his dog – were otherwise unharmed.
‘It just sounded like four jet engines just starting up, mate. It’s just like something I’ve never heard before, (I’ll) never forget the sound,’ he said to 9News.
Wayne Eve was at his home near Bendigo with his dog when he saw the storm move closer before he was hit in the head with a brick and knocked unconscious, when he woke up his home was destroyed
‘It’s definitely a tornado. It’s just gone straight through the middle and it’s missed me by literally a metre.’
A neighbour said the destruction left behind was ‘like a war zone’ and they were amazed that Mr Eve was alive.
The winds were so savage his double brick home was torn apart and sent sticks of wood skewered in the ground hundreds of metres away.
Mr Eve, his wife Rachel and their one-year-old son are now left to rebuild their home that was thankfully insured.
Mr Eve and his dog were completely unharmed but the double brick home was destroyed
Mr Eve, his wife Rachel (right) and their one year old son are now left to rebuild their home that was thankfully insured
The family sifted through the rubble and managed to find Mr Eve’s wedding ring, but sadly the family cat is still unaccounted for.
A GoFundMe was set up by Mrs Eve’s brother and his wife to help them rebuild their lives. They’ve incredibly raised nearly $10,000 in less than two hours.
‘(We) have been devastated by the loss of their home and all their belongings in a freak tornado near Bendigo yesterday. Any donations would be greatly appreciated to help rebuild their life and home,’ the description read.
Mrs Eve posted the fundraiser to her Facebook account thanking those that donated and still managed to see humour in the situation.
A Go Fund Me was set up by Mrs Eve’s brother and his wife to help them rebuild their lives and incredibly they raised nearly $10,000 in less than two hours
‘Hiya guys… it’s been a (literal) whirlwind,’ she said.
‘Thank you so much for your messages of love and support, and offers to help and provide… we are completely overwhelmed with your love and generosity, and will eventually get back to answering all your calls & messages.
‘It’s really difficult to know how this is all going to pan out and how you can help.
‘My bro & sis in law have now set up a Go Fund Me campaign so if this sounds like something you’d like to use in order to offer us your support, we would be truly grateful. Thank you.’