Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Queensland Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 4:52 pm Saturday, 10 December 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.
While thunderstorm activity is occurring about much of the central interior of
the state with some associated moderate falls of rain, the thunderstorm cells
are currently not severe. The situation will continue to be monitored and
further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Rileys Crossing [north of Comet] has received 113mm since 9am this morning, with
94 mm falling in the 60 minutes to 12.54pm.
Duckponds [northeast of Emerald] has recieved 86mm since 9am , with 75mm falling
in the 60 minutes to 1.45pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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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