Grave Damage at Preston

This was news that didn’t make the news when Reservoir and other suburbs in Melbourne were hit by a severe storm on the night of the 30 January 2016. Reservoir was one of the hardest hit in terms of the damage, but there was another area hit by what could only be described as something close to a powerful mini tornado. The Preston General Cemetery was where it struck.  It was reported on the GMCT (Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust) website on 2 February 2016. Click here for their report and photos. It turned a large metal skip upside down (that would take a lot of force), followed by the uprooting of a whole tree that fell across a number graves. Here’s some photos I took in March.