Wet weather causes chaos and readers submit video and pics
9.20am: READERS of The Bulletin have submitted images and a video from yesterday's rain deluge.
A Mt Morgan woman recorded video showing water lapping up to her back door during the downpour.
She commented "Yeah, all ok now. A local shop got flooded, which sux, but what can you do. Hope Queenslanders are doing ok now."
Meanwhile, Cherith Weis captured the storm clouds before the downpour yesterday afternoon.
She posted on Facebook at 2.17pm yesterday: "Concrete wet in Gracemere but it's only been a sprinkle. Need the rain as I have only had 10mls in six months! It's looking very heavy over Rocky as the pic denotes, but just rumbling at the moment!"
Here are some other comments from readers on Facebook yesterday:
Debbie Bardrick - nice downpour but not long enough....need more rain
Carol Sayers at 2:14pm - Pouring Norman Gardens at the moment. Love the smell of rain....
Sharyl Gishford Fraser at 1:10pm - Hope rockhampton gets some rain, sorely needed. It is like crunchy under foot.
John Fitzgerald took the image below of the storm front from Wreck Point Cooee Bay looking west.
Adam private messaged The Bulletin with this image.
He said it was at Mcleod about 3pm this yesterday afternoon. "As you can see it is nearly over flowing with 18mm of rain according to bom.gov.au at 15:07. The upgrade was a failure."
7.45am: MT MORGAN copped the brunt of yesterday's storm cells, but despite the lashings of rain and hail, there was no serious damage.
Hail from pea to marble size was reported as the storm hit the community at around 6.30pm.
Six SES volunteers attended to the small number of jobs which considering the intensity of the storm, was not too bad, according to SES deputy controller Darren Barnicoat.
"The sheer volume of water was unbelievable," he said.
"There was 67mm at the fire station and it was coming down vertically."
The town's newsagent suffered a leaking roof and SES workers used sandbags to stop water entering another building.
The wet, slippery conditions were a hazard on the roads with a number of crashes in Rockhampton.
Fortunately, there were no serious injuries reported.
A Rockhampton driver had a close escape after his car was left dangling over a pedestrian underpass on Moore's Creek Road yesterday at around 3pm.
It is believed the driver was coming off a roundabout and skidded out on the wet road before over correcting, sending him off the road.
Weather bureau observer, Damian Ousley said the storms were expected to continue until Sunday, but be less severe.
A car almost runs off a pedestrian underpass at 3pm.
A driver escaped injury after his car crashed south of Rockhampton at 5.15pm.
Another crash was reported on Kerrigan St, Frenchville.
A learner driver learned the hard way about driving in the wet when the car rolled onto its side on the corner of Arthur and George Sts.