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Severe storm hits Coonabarabran

Published: 26th November 2008

This evening, a severe thunderstorm with large hail stones, swept through the Coonabarabran town and surrounding district. Firefighters from Coonabarabran responded to a call of a collapsed roof at the hospital in Edwards Street, Coonabarabran. On arrival fire crews found that water had entered the hospital causing the ceiling above the ICU and adjoining hallway to collapse. The hospital was closed for approximately two hours to allow firefighters to remove water and clean up the collapsed internal roof. Several patients were evacuated to alternate hospitals.