TIMBER!: Keith Morris stands outside his Oliver Street home after the clean-up from Thursday?s storm.
TIMBER!: Keith Morris stands outside his Oliver Street home after the clean-up from Thursday?s storm.

A close call for ice cold Keith



AFTER watching half a fig tree land on the front of his house and his sister-in-law's car, Keith Morris somewhat understated the effect of Thursday afternoon's hail storm.

"It was a bit of drama for a while," he said.

"Okay, it was quite a bit of drama."

Mr Morris had been sitting on the patio of his home at 59 Oliver Street, Grafton, when he heard an 'enormous' crack and immediately ran to more shelter inside.

A large limb had been broken from a fig tree and landed on his home and on that of his neighbour. It also landed on the Ford Laser parked in the yard.

It was the same tree that caused damage when hit by a storm about 18 months ago.

Mr Morris lost most of the guttering off his patio as well as about five metres down the side of the house. Some damage was also caused to the cement.

He said he would have the roof inspected by a builder to see if there had been structural damage.

After the tree was damaged by storms previously, Mr Morris asked council to consider removing it.

"They had a big meeting and said it could stay," he said.

"I now want them to have a look at the one beside my bedroom because if it goes while I'm asleep it will hit my win- dow and I'll be gone."



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