Wednesday, March 29, 2017

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds

Threat Level AMBER

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of the
Herbert and Lower Burdekin,
Central Highlands and Coalfields and
Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:05 pm Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Townsville and Hamilton Island.

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.

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