Update: Severe storm warning for Central Queensland extended

UPDATE: The warning area has been widened to include  Rockhampton, Biloela, Yeppoon, Baralaba, Marlborough, Moura, Duaringa and Leura. 

EARLIER: THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for areas including Biloela, Wowan and Westwood. 

They warn a storm system could produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: 

* Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
* Secure loose outdoor items. 
* 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. 

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:10 pm.

Warnings are also available through the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or by calling 1300 659 219. 



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