Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 1:43 pm Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

Weather Situation:
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Haden and Oakey. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. They are forecast to affect Toowoomba by 2:10 pm and the area northwest of Esk by 2:40 pm.
Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding are likely.

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.


 

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