Southeast QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain

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

For people in parts of the
Sunshine Coast,
Brisbane City and
Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 3:53 pm Friday, 1 May 2015.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:45 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Caboolture, Peachester, Landsborough, Crohamhurst, Maleny and Montville. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Strathpine, Kallangur, Wamuran and Mapleton by 4:15 pm and Aspley, Albany Creek, Brighton, Lake Samsonvale, Beachmere and Palmwoods by 4:45 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding. Rainfall totals of more than 100mm per hour have been recored in the area.

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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