Friday, 16 November, 2018

Queensland storm: Man shocked while showering, 60000 homes without power

Tennis ball-sized hail rained down on unsuspecting cars and blanketed fields while winds of up to 100km  h smashed Brisbane Tennis ball-sized hail rained down on unsuspecting cars and blanketed fields while winds of up to 100km h smashed Brisbane
Kenny Thornton | 12 February, 2018, 05:09

He was transported to Prince Charles Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Monday morning, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40,000 properties without electricity, Brisbane nearly 7,000 and Redland City about 2,300.

Logan and Brisbane areas were most affected, with more than 55,000 homes in Logan and 32,000 homes in Brisbane losing power.

He said the storm brought strong winds and not much rainfall, but that this was not unusual for Brisbane storms.

Between 20 and 40 millimetres fell across the region, with Brisbane receiving as little as 15 millimetres. With the Bureau's warning thresholds, anything greater than 90 kilometres per hour is considered damaging and we do see those in severe storms.

In Brisbane's CBD, hundreds of people waiting to see United States band Paramore were forced to evacuate Riverstage due to concerns over lightning, with the concert resuming about an hour later.

Senior forecaster Michael Paech said storms tended to be quite "hit and miss" but they were expecting another serve this afternoon.

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The storm has left about 100,000 homes without power in Brisbane.

"Crews are out there but power will not be on in many places 2nite", it said.

"The storm was only brief but it was powerful and appears to have caused a lot of damage to homes and motor vehicles", Ms Clinton said.

Although wind gusts reached speeds of 111km/hr in Moreton Bay, the storm cell only provided a small amount of much-needed rain.

Energex spokesman Ty Marega said crews are on standby until the storms clear but they are unable to act before then.

"In the event that [you] do see any fallen power lines, [you] should contact Energex".

The severe weather also caused delays to train services on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines, but they later returned to normal.

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