UPDATE: Storm heads south after barely brushing Bundy

UPDATE: Maryborough, Fraser Island and Toolara Forestry are now the warning areas for severe storms. 

The warning has passed Bundaberg.

EARLIER: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg and Town of 1770.

The storm is expected to hit Bundaberg.
The storm is expected to hit Bundaberg.

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 5.50pm.

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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