- A Queensland country town has been covered in orange dust after a storm
- Gusts up to 96km/h devastated the rural town south-west town of Charleville
- The winds teamed with the dry conditions swept the orange dust over the town
- Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area
A storm in country Queensland has covered a small town in dust and turned the sky orange after strong winds.
Charleville looked as if it was a scene from an apocalyptic film after gusts of wind up to 96km/h devastated the area.
The winds teamed with the dry conditions swept the orange dust over the south-west Queensland town.
Iron sheets from roofing littered the Charleville streets as the winds damaged homes, carried wheelie bins and tore down street signs.
Charleville resident Bec Brayley rushed home to shut her when the dust started circling.
‘It’s been blowing for a couple of hours now,’ Ms Brayley said
Dust has covered a town in the south-west of Queensland after 96km/h winds hit Charleville
Bec Brayley can usually see her shed from the front gate as police warn on lowered visibility
‘We’ve closed up everything and are just watching the show now.’
Ms Brayley said her sheds which could normally be seen from her front gate had disappeared from sight and were now full of dirt.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area, with potential for dangerous winds.
The winds teamed with the dry conditions swept the orange dust over the south-west Queensland town
‘There’s been some exceptional winds that have led to the significant dust,’ Senior Forecaster Michelle Berry said.
Queensland police warned the visibility was low on the roads and to take care
The storm has been described as localised meaning it is less likely to become as large as the large dust storm Australia saw in 2009..