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Storms hit South East Queensland

Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe thunderstorms are sweeping across south-east Queensland, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane and causing localised flooding.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued warnings this afternoon for areas including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Redlands, North Stradbroke, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Toowoomba.

 

More than 30,000 customers have lost power, mainly in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast.

Supplies have also been cut in Logan and the Scenic Rim area.

 

Localised flooding has been reported in inner Brisbane City where major roads have been submerged.

Emergency authorities say most calls for assistance so far have been residents reporting leaking roofs.

 

 

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones says several roofs were ripped off in Grantham.

“The old service station there and a council-owned building next door to that building also lost its roof,” he said.

Emergency authorities say most calls for assistance so far have been residents reporting leaking roofs.