Severe thunderstorm warning announced for regions
A SEVERE thunderstorm warning was issued this afternoon for parts of the region.
The Bureau of Meteorology said severe thunderstorms were likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Central Highlands, Coalfields and Central West districts.
Large hailstones may also be expected over the next several hours in the same districts.
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.