Massive storm carves path of damage through Greater Brisbane region
Brisbane is waking to find widespread damage after a major storm tore through the region overnight.
Nine News reporter Reece D’Alessandro told Neil Breen among the damage, he discovered a 10 metre-tall palm tree uprooted in someone’s front yard.
“We’ve just come across a Mercedes Benz which hasn’t fared too well over the last 12 hours or so,” Reece said.
“A massive palm tree’s come crashing down straight across the windscreen.”
— Justin Noonan (@NoonanJustin) May 12, 2021
Remarkably, Rob Stork from Energex told Neil Breen power outages are limited to just 700 Sunshine Coast customers this morning.
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SES crews have been working around the clock since yesterday’s severe storms in SEQ. While conditions have eased, be aware of fallen trees & power lines. For SES assistance call 132 500 or use the SES Assistance QLD app. Remember always call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. pic.twitter.com/QtKYysO9Q5
— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) May 12, 2021
The SES responded to 180 calls statewide, 50 in Brisbane and 110 on the Sunshine Coast.
The main issues were leaky rooves and fallen trees.
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