LATEST | Storms lash the south-east, thousands without power
The south-east of Queensland has been lashed by storms this afternoon, with reports of hail and lightning strikes.
A cell has moved over Brisbane, and is expected to hit Logan City this evening.
Warnings have been issued for Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.
There are reports hail has fallen across the western suburbs.
Energex’s Danny Donald says there are around 15,000 homes across the south-east without power.
“The worst affected areas are some of the western parts of Brisbane, have certainly copped it.”
There are around 4000 homes without power.
There’s been 45,000 lightning strikes.
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In Narangba, Caller Craig says there’s thunder and lightning.
“You want to see the lightning it’s incredible.”
— News Talk 4BC (@NewsTalk4BC) September 30, 2021
Emergency services are pleading with drivers to slow down, or pull over and wait for it to pass.
Nine weatherman Garry Youngberry told Scott Emerson Logan and Beenleigh were due to be hit next.
He said there were will be”thousands and thousands” of lightning strike across south-east Queensland tomorrow.
“I think tomorrow storms will be even worse than today.”
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WARNING UPDATE: Severe storms moving to the southeast over southern suburbs of #Brisbane #Logan #Beenleigh towards the #GoldCoast. Risk of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding. Check the radar and current warnings: https://t.co/FBmpsInT9o pic.twitter.com/qgYvPHa9Id
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) September 30, 2021
— Reece D’Alessandro (@R_DAlessandro9) September 30, 2021