QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the Southeast Coast and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:19 pm Tuesday, 1 October 2013.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Dalby and Kingaroy.

An 87 km/h wind gust was recorded at Oakey at 7:48pm.
A report of wind gusts in excess of 125 km/hr was received from south of Condamine.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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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