The heart of the beast
IN 10 years of pursuing storms, Monday's onslaught on Emu Vale was probably the worst weather photographer Chris McFerran has ever seen.
"That black core means there's high precipitation which brought strong wind, rain and hail," he said.
"It means a very severe storm."
While out and about on Monday, Mr McFerran captured these images, which were taken from Junabee looking north and west
Even as an experienced weather photographer, he said he was taken aback by the storm's intensity," he said.
"It just shows how easily you can get trapped if you drive into them and you don't realise.
"It got a bit hairy a couple of times for me but I managed to get ahead of it.
"Anybody in its path would have really felt the full force of it."
And Emu Vale certainly felt that with residents still working on the clean up after the storm ripped through the community.
Council will run a domestic and green waste collection service in Emu Vale for those hit by Monday's storm.