Wednesday, November 29, 2017

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain

Threat Level AMBER

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia and parts of Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:48 pm Wednesday, 29 November 2017.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Emerald, Rockhampton, Clermont, Mackay and Proserpine.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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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