Taken by Bonnie Coombs
Taken by Bonnie Coombs

Wind gusts hit 156kmh as severe storms/hail lash CQ

5.30pm, BOM warning issued:  Destructive winds up to 156kmh were recorded at Moranbah at 5.20pm and 4-5cm hail was reported at Dysart (north of Emerald) at 3:30pm as a storm super cell rolls across CQ.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West and Capricornia districts.

Locations which may be affected include Emerald, Proserpine, Blackwater, Moranbah, Rolleston, Baralaba, Springsure, St Lawrence and Sarina. 

 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Move your car under cover or away from trees. * Secure loose outdoor items. * Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters. * 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.



Politicians clash over the impact of climate change on CQ

premium_icon Politicians clash over the impact of climate change on CQ

Competing approaches expressed on the issue of rising temperatures

Fluoride push set to split Rocky

premium_icon Fluoride push set to split Rocky

BENEFITS of fluoride prompt calls for re-introduction into CQ water

Has Rocky Zoo's missing croc been found?

premium_icon Has Rocky Zoo's missing croc been found?

Speculation mounts over Mount Morgan croc's identity

Local Partners