Storms whip up across south-east Queensland
The storms have caused thousands of Energex customers to lose power. (ABC News: Sarah Motherwell)
Storms are sweeping across southern and south-eastern Queensland, with a warning for damaging and locally destructive winds in the region.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said areas affected included Logan, Somerset, Gold Coast, Redland City and parts of Scenic Rim, South Burnett, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council areas.
Bureau of Meteorology – Severe Thunderstorm Warning map – south-east Queensland Issued at 5:58 pm Friday, 21 December 2018.
(Bureau of Meteorology)
The State Emergency Service (SES) said at least two homes had lost roofs at Kalbar, west of Boonah.
SES controller Jeff McConnell said teams from neighbouring towns were helping to respond to calls for assistance from residents.
Two people suffered minor injuries from a falling tree at Aratula, south-west of Brisbane.
Earlier, a property lost its roof north of Goondiwindi.
A wind gust of 95 kilometres per hour was recorded at Wellcamp Airport near Toowoomba.
Authorities said 46,000 Energex customers had lost power supplies.
Energex spokesman Justin Coomber told ABC Radio Brisbane repair crews were out in force.
“Obviously with the wind, with the storms, that’s affecting the power lines, with tree branches coming down and taking out the power,” he said.
The next BOM warning is due to be issued by 7:00pm (AEST).
Upturned trampoline at a property after the storm at Munbilla, west of Ipswich. (Supplied: Natalie Ward)