ON ALERT: A severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett was issued at 1.48pm today.
ON ALERT: A severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall for parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett was issued at 1.48pm today. BOM

Severe storm warning for Wide Bay Burnett

SEVERE thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Monto, Childers, Gayndah and Biggenden.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

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 4.50pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

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



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