“The storms that swept through my electorate this afternoon have hit and hit hard.
“There has been significant damage and we’ve heard reports of at least three people injured.
“People are shaken up - it was a huge storm system and there may be more storms tonight and over the weekend.
“The coming days are going to be tough for a lot of people in my community as they clean up. We are a resilient bunch but this will test us.
“A lot of farmers were getting ready to pick their crops at this time of year and this will be a massive setback.
“I urge everyone to stay safe and stay indoors tonight and listen to the authorities.”