The building at St Brigit’s School demolished in the storm. Photo The Northern Star
The building at St Brigit’s School demolished in the storm. Photo The Northern Star Northern Star

History: The severe storm that caused havoc in Kyogle

A WILD storm swept through Kyogle in November 1984 blowing down trees, powerlines and destroying several buildings.

The storm hit with strong wind, lightning and lasted 10 minutes.

In that time a partly dismantled hall at St Brigid's Primary School was flattened.

No students were near the building when it came down.

 

Power supply to Kyogle and district was cut when powerlines were blown down.

The power supply was restored later that night.

A shed on a local property was destroyed as it was blown against the rear of the house on the property, knocking down a fence and destroying the garden.

The debris was scattered for 400 metres.

Apparently a fowl house had been attached to the shed and many chickens were missing and presumed dead.



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