Wild storms hit Brisbane; thousands left without power
Southeast Queenslanders are set to face another lashing with more ferocious storms forecast to hit the state.
Severe cells wreaked havoc Sunday night and sent the power network into strife.
Brisbane city and Logan were the worst affected with 39,000 homes without electricity, but more than 50,000 homes across the southeast still remain without power.
In Brisbane’s north-west, a young boy was taken to hospital after he was suffered an electric shock when a lightening bolt hit the ground near his Ferny Grove home.
Queensland Ambulance say he was conscious and was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in a stable condition.
Repair crews are working fast to restore power to those affected after destructive winds, reaching 100km/h in some areas, struck down powerlines.
SES is also working to clear storm damages across the region.
— seán (@sfrsr91) February 11, 2018
Goodna Storm Update: Brisbane Tce Goodna remains closed in both directions after an historic Jacaranda tree came down at the height of the storm. The road is likely to remain closed overnight. pic.twitter.com/Zf641NdApF
— Cr Paul Tully (@PaulTully) February 11, 2018