Roof torn off house at Biloela
7.30PM A ROOF was completed torn off a house around an hour ago in a storm 15km north of Biloela, with 90km/h wind gusts recorded at Roma Airport at 6.12pm.
Severe thunderstorms were likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in Capricornia and parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett districts.
Locations which may be affected include Rockhampton, Biloela, Yeppoon, Moranbah, Marlborough and St Lawrence.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Taroom, Rolleston, Springsure, Injune, Surat and Carnarvon National Park.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West district and the warning for this district is cancelled.
4.45PM GET your cars under cover and secure your outdoor furniture.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for damaging winds and hail for a number of areas, including Rockhampton and Gladstone.
The warning, issued at 4.17pm, is for people in the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.
Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Emerald, Rockhampton, Clermont, Mackay and Proserpine.
Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees.
- Secure loose outdoor items.
- 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 7:20 pm.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Emergency Management Queensland would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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