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Source: Weather Warnings – Australia

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Southeast Queensland

for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 10:51 pm Monday, 30 September 2019.

Weather Situation:

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 10:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Redcliffe and Beachmere. They are forecast to affect Deception Bay waters by 11:20 pm and Bribie Island by 11:50 pm.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is likely.

73mm in an hour has been observed at Beachmere

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 11:55 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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