Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Queensland Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 9:13 pm Wednesday, 29 March 2017.
Destructive wind gusts are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND, however heavy
rainfall and damaging wind gusts are still occurring in QUEENSLAND and they are
included in the area of the current SEVERE WEATHER WARNING.
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.
Bad weather continues to hinder the cyclone recovery effort in north Queensland where flooding and fallen trees still block roads, phone lines are down and many homes remain without power.
All south-east Queensland schools will be shut today and businesses asked to close by lunchtime as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears, bringing severe thunderstorms, torrential rain and flash flooding.
All south-east Queensland schools are closed today and businesses are being advised to shut their doors as the region prepares for a deluge from ex-Cyclone Debbie.