The mini super-cell storm at Palmers Island damaged the iconic Yamba Rd caravan beyond repair.
The mini super-cell storm at Palmers Island damaged the iconic Yamba Rd caravan beyond repair.

Iconic Palmers Island caravan put on the scrap heap

FOR eight years the iconic Palmers Island caravan has provided a landmark for both visitors and residents travelling into Yamba.

It has been a backdrop for award winning photographs, surf films, holiday snaps and countless wedding shoots.

But after the mini super-cell storm that ripped through the region just over a week ago, it is no more.

The damage to the caravan was extensive, with a huge hole in the back which forced owner Eric Lyons to scrap it.

"It was very strong wind and it got pretty banged up," he said.

"It was only a shell, so there wasn't much to it to start with but the wind made sure of it. It wasn't built for (wind like that) like that, and it's had it."

Mr Lyons said he was sad to see the caravan damaged so badly, and wasn't sure if he would replace the caravan sometime in the future.

"I'm planning to possibly do something similar later in the year," he said.

The caravan was placed on Yamba Rd to sell hay bales around eight years ago, after the trailer Mr Lyons was using was stolen.

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