Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain

Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
SCENIC RIM Council Areas.

Issued at 2:03 pm Friday, 21 December 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:05 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Boonah and Beaudesert. They are forecast to affect the area between Boonah and Beaudesert and Tamborine by 2:35 pm and Jimboomba, Harrisville and Peak Crossing by 3:05 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

Emergency Management Queensland 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.

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