Thunderstorm Warnings Cancelled for 19 February 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING CANCELLED

for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:33 pm Sunday, 19 February 2017.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Maroochydore.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Maranoa and Warrego districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* 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 8:35 pm.

At 5:33 pm Sunday, 19 February 2017 a separate, more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning was current for the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe). Refer to this product for more information.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

 

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