Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain

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

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

Issued at 3:17 pm Friday, 5 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include the area north of Toowoomba, the area south of Esk, the area southwest of Esk and southern Lake Wivenhoe.

58mm of rainfall was recorded at Goomburra in the hour to 12:30pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 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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