THURSDAY, 7.30pm. The goal of $35,000 has almost been reached, with $34,358 raised so far.
WEDNESDAY, 5.30pm: More than $31,000 has now been raised to support the Eve family.
As of 5.30pm on Wednesday the GoFundMe campaign had reached $31,128, eclipsing the goal of $30,000.
A new goal of $35,000 has been set for the fundraiser.
TUESDAY: The fundraiser for an Axe Creek family whose home was destroyed by a tornado at the weekend has raised more than $28,000.
Wayne and Rachel Eve, along with their young son, were left without a home after a tornado tore through their property on Saturday afternoon as wild weather battered the region.
Mr Eve's sister-in-law launched the GoFundMe campaign on Sunday. As of 8.30pm on Tuesday it had raised $28,070.
The original goal of $20,000 was reached on Monday night with a new goal of $30,000 set on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, four Bureau of Meteorology staff visited the Axe Creek site on Monday to look at the damage.
They categorised the tornado as an EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which ranges from 0-5, with winds of more than 200km/h.
Steve McGibbony, Manager of Severe Weather Services, Victoria, for the BOM, said tornadoes such as this were rare in the area.
He said the on-site visit gave them the chance to assess the intensity of the tornado by looking at the damage on the ground.
This data would be used alongside radar and satellite imagery from the storm to help with future forecasts.
The visit was "quite an eye-opener", Mr McGibbony said.
The Axe Creek tornado had a path of about 1km and a width of 30-50 metres, he said.
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