CAN YOU HELP? We’re after a generous soul who can donate or lend a rocker/recliner to one of the victims of Monday’s destructive cockeyed bob.
Shirley Nicholas was in bed just before sun-up on Monday when the storm struck with such ferocity it tore the roof off her and hubby Noel’s house in Clarke Street, O’Connor. “I had that feeling ‘boom’ that it was coming in to me and then I felt myself get lifted up in bed,” Ms Nicholas said as neighbours gathered outside her house on Tuesday to try and piece together what happened.
The terrified woman, who uses a walking stick to get around, was ushered downstairs to safety by her husband and daughter as ceiling beams crashed down around her and rain poured in.
Fortunately no one suffered more than minor cuts and a bit of dirt in their eye, but the house is uninhabitable, everyone’s weary and Mr Nicholas’s doctor is concerned about Mr Nicholas’s pacemaker. They haven’t found the roof yet.
The couple have been staying at their grand daughter Lisa’s house in Hilton, but she’s concerned her nana’s going to struggle with her low sofa and is hoping someone can help out with a recliner.
If you’ve got one in a decent condition, please contact the Herald on 9430 7727. Everyone on Clarke Street’s pretty busy sorting out the mess, so if you’re able to deliver as well they’d be very grateful.