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  1. The Pom Queen

    Storms causing Chaos in Brisbane

    A MOTORIST has been killed when a tree fell on a car during a severe hailstorm in Brisbane's south. Police say the car was parked by the side of the road in the suburb of Hillcrest when a tree fell on it about 3.15pm (AEST), as a severe storm tore through the area. The sole occupant of the car died at the scene. The storm lashed Brisbane's southern suburbs, dumping 3cm of hail at Springfield and 2cm of hail at Forest Lake, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported. In Parkinson, two homes had to be evacuated after they became flooded, a tree fell on the rear of a property, and several roofs collapsed, the Department of Community Safety said. No injuries have been reported. More storms could be on the way, with the BOM issuing a severe thunderstorm warning at 6.40pm (AEST) for Logan, Ipswich and the Scenic Rim area, with damaging wind, flash flooding and large hailstones likely. The State Emergency Service is responding to 40 calls for assistance, mostly at Parkinson and nearby Hillcrest and Daisy Hill, the department's spokeswoman said. Police have reported local flooding at nearby Larapinta and are urging motorists to stay out of floodwaters. In Brisbane's inner city, a bus hit a pedestrian in heavy rain at Milton and a man has been taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with a head injury.
  2. The Pom Queen

    Storms in WA

    Powerful storms have been widespread across WA in the past 24 hours and further activity is expected today. A deepening low pressure trough drifted across WA from the Indian Ocean during Sunday, which triggered storm activity over a large area. These storms produced heavy rainfall and there were reports of hail. Some of the heaviest rains occurred along the west coast from Geraldton to Bunbury. Widespread rainfall totals of 15-30mm were recorded, adding to an already wet spring. The highest total reported to 9am on Monday was 53mm at Wongan Hills in the Central Wheat Belt. The low was centred over the Central Wheat Belt on Monday morning and will generate another round of strong storms today as it drifts east. Storms this afternoon are most likely across the Central Wheat Belt, Goldfields, Southeast Coastal and Eucla Districts. Some of these storms may be severe, with wind gusts to 90km/h, large hail and flooding rain. The worst of the storms will move into SA during Tuesday, with calmer skies returning to WA.
  3. The Pom Queen

    Mackay Storms - BobJ and other members

    Hope our members are safe from the floods in Mackay and surrounding areas. Just saw the following in the Herald Sun: THE State Emergency Service (SES) has door-knocked homes in Mackay to prepare residents for evacuation as heavy rain and king tides cause floods in Queensland. Ex-cyclone Olga and a monsoonal trough are dumping heavy rain in northern and central Queensland, and huge swells and king tides are being reported across the state's coast. Mackay, the sugar capital of Australia, received up to 330mm in 24 hours. The town's mayor Col Meng said a king tide of 6.6m hit Mackay around 11.30am (AEST). He said about six homes in a low lying area between the Pioneer and Vines rivers have been door-knocked and the residents asked to be ready for evacuation. "There has been a bit of water through that area but they are all OK," Mr Meng said. "They know what type of area they live in and they know what they have to do. "By the time SES staff talked to them they had already started preparations for evacuation." Mr Meng said overall Mackay residents were doing well with no inundated homes but he feared the king tide would have caused major erosion to Mackay's northern beaches. The Gold Coast also had a king tide on Sunday but no homes or streets were flooded. Flood warnings are current for coastal rivers and streams from Townsville to Mackay, including the Don, Haughton, Flinders, Norman and adjacent Gulf rivers. Townsville and its surrounds received between 100mm and 200mm of rain in the past 24 hours while 300mm fell in the past 24 hours west of Mackay. Senior forecaster Bryan Rollstone from Queensland's Bureau of Meteorology said the bulk of the rain was moving southwards to Rockhampton and he expected that by tonight the trough would reach as far south as the Fraser Coast. Floods have cut off two major highways. The Bruce Highway is closed at the Houghton River, Giru, between Townsville and Ayr and the Landsborough Highway has closed 30km west of Barcaldine in western Queensland.
  4. Guest

    Perth Storms

    Batten Down the hatchs mee laaads... Severe storm expected to hit Perth tonight : thewest.com.au
  5. Every Cloud! http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/members/chris_mac-albums-floods-caloundra-recent-storms-21-05-09.html Chris
  6. Guest

    This afternoon storms

    After waking last night to the sounds of storms ,this afternoon we had another one ,by 3pm it was like a winters day with dark skies ,and the lighting flashing all a round, only difference to the uk was that it was still very hot ,weather man says storms for qld for the next few days to follow. eddie
  7. Hope none of our members are affected by this:wideeyed: BRISBANE has been declared a natural disaster area, as soldiers help repair damage caused by one of the biggest storms to hit the city in two decades. More than 32,000 properties across Brisbane, Redcliffe and the Gold Coast were without power this afternoon after yesterday's storm brought hail and wind gusts of up to 130km/h, ripped roofs from houses and toppled power lines and trees. While most areas received 40mm to 60mm of rain, Ferny Hills in the northwest suburbs of Brisbane received 80mm, 69mm of which fell in 30 minutes yesterday afternoon. A 20-year-old man was killed when he was swept away by quickly rising water while photographing the storm in a drain with a 23-year-old friend at Chermside, in Brisbane's northern suburbs. Premier Anna Bligh compared the disaster to Cyclone Larry, which devastated north Queensland in 2006. Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard activated natural disaster relief and recovery arrangements, including the deployment of 40 soldiers, and pledged to cover half of the State Government's clean-up costs. "The Government's thoughts are with the thousands of families that have been caught up in this disaster and most particularly with the family of the young man who tragically lost his life," Ms Gillard said. Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said 1200 people, including emergency services personnel, Energex staff, Queensland police and the army, were working on the clean-up. "Nothing like this has happened to the city for at least 10 years," he said. "Perhaps it goes back to 1985 with a very big storm back in those days." He said Energex had recorded 576 cases of toppled powerlines. Some homes are expected to remain without power until tomorrow. The city council has warned residents in western Brisbane to boil their water or buy bottled water after a bird dropping-coated roof collapsed into a reservoir at The Gap - the worst-hit area of the city. Transport services are expected to remain disrupted into tomorow and traffic lights are out at many intersections. Ms Bligh said families severely affected by the storm were eligible for cash assistance of up to $765 and individuals could claim $165. "These are just the immediate cash payments for people who have literally got nothing, for people who need to buy food for their children or buy clothes," she said. Ms Bligh said some people would not be able to return home for weeks. Police patrols are being boosted to deter looters. Ms Bligh said up to 4000 insurance claims had already been made, but this would grow. She also warned more storms were expected to hit southeast Queensland on Thursday.
  8. calNgary


    Have any of you guys been caught up in this storm which has hit 'south side' of Brisbane??.I was woken at 5 am by thunder like ive never heard before and lots of people a few km away have had their roofs torn off and had to be evacuated,apparantly due to a small tornado.Luckily (as yet) we have had no structual damage just wet muddy sludge everywere,but at least the pool has filled up.!!lol ,,I hope no poms in Ozzers have had any damage caused,, Cal x p.s ,,anyone due to leave the UK ,had better pack your wellies..!!