Storms bring down tree, flood roads but farmers happy

AN UNUSUALY wet and stormy August caused local flooding and a big tree to crash into a children’s playground at Duidgee Park last month.

Nobody was injured.

It was the only serious storm damage reported to Shire of Toodyay emergency staff but police were called to rescue a large dog stranded in an abandoned car near flooded Katrine Bridge.

Local farmers say the rain, interspersed with sunny days, has helped to boost crop and pasture growth without the waterlogging that hampered access to paddocks during last year’s growing season.