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QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Flash Flooding, Damaging Winds
Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Flash Flooding, Damaging Winds
Source: Bureau of Meteorology For people in parts of the BRISBANE CITY, MORETON BAY, IPSWICH CITY, SUNSHINE COAST and SOMERSET Council Areas.
Issued at 2:32 pm Thursday, 1 December 2011.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Ipswich, Wamuran, Beerburrum, Woodford and Mount Mee. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect Caboolture, Redbank Plains, Lake Manchester and Mount Beerwah by 2:55 pm and Fernvale, northern Bribie Island, Beerwah and Peachester by 3:25 pm.
Damaging winds, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.
50mm of rain has been recorded near Ipswich in the last hour.
Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items. * 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.