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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office


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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the
Scenic Rim Council Area.

Issued at 8:54 pm Saturday, 4 April 2015.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:55 pm, severe thunderstorms were
detected on weather radar near Boonah and Aratula. These thunderstorms are
moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect Maroon Dam, Laravale
and Kooralbyn by 9:25 pm and Mount Barney and Lamington National Park by 9:55
pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.


73mm has fallen in the last 60 minutes at Tarome Alert.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 9:55 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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