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Storm tears roof off home, races towards Moreton Bay region

Storm turns north
Storm turns north

UPDATE: OVER 15,000 homes across Moreton Bay are without power as the dangerous storm turns north

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland has urged residents to prepare for the possible impact of heavy rain over coming days.

"While the forecasted rain will be much appreciated, I can't stress enough how important it is to prepare yourself, your family and your home," he said. 

Energex: Mass power outages across Moreton Bay region
Energex: Mass power outages across Moreton Bay region

"Be prepared for any local impacts and keep an eye on BoM's weather warnings, radar images and rainfall gauges, which can be viewed on BoM's website.  

"Roads and drainage crews and the SES will be on standby to monitor any potential impacts.

"In the event of severe weather, please limit all non-essential travel and remember, if it's flooded, forget it."

 Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather and flash-flooding events via text or voice message and e-mail.

 

Register online at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moretonalert or call council on 3205 0555.

Visit the council website for flood maps are available for download and for handy hints on how to be storm-ready. 

EARLIER: A SEVERE storm that has already torn the roof off a home near Toowoomba is bearing down on the South East coastline.

A severe storm warning has been issued, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of "very dangerous thunderstorms detected on the weather radar", which is moving east.

Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Strathpine, Redcliffe, Scarborough and Narangba by 11:35 am and Brisbane Airport, Mud Island, northern Moreton Bay and Deception Bay waters by 12:05 pm.

The severe thunderstorm warning is predicted to bring destructive winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones for parts of the Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Emergency services have reported that this storm has removed the roof from a house at Goombungee, and is moving east.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 12:05 am.

Topics:  bom bureau of meteorlogy severe thunderstorm storm storm warning


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