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Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office


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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of the Gulf Country, Northwest, Central Highlands and
Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:24 pm Friday, 28 November 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that
may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the
next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Roma, Longreach, St
George, Isisford, Barcaldine and Blackall.


Longreach recorded a wind gust of 91km/h at 7:20pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


The next warning is due to be issued by 10:25 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire
and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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