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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland Regional Office


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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the
Southeast Coast Forecast District.

Issued at 7:00 pm Sunday, 19 June 2016.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash
flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be
affected include Gold Coast, Coolangatta and Beenleigh.

Conditions have eased from the Sunshine Coast down to Brisbane, however
conditions could still be quite hazardous due to local flooding. If it's
flooded, forget it!


Numerous locations stretching from Caboolture down to Jimboomba have recorded up
to 70mm within an hour.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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 10:00 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area [east of Dalby
from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe], a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning
will be issued to people in this area.

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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