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Storm brings heavy rain to Ipswich and south-east

February 16, 2024 5:31 am in by
Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Southeast Coast Forecast District.

Issued at 5:17 am Friday, 16 February 2024.

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Heavy falls across central parts of the South East Coast

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 Brisbane, Caboolture, Ipswich, Cleveland, Jimboomba and Redcliffe.

63 mm recorded in an hour at Parklands north of Beenleigh at 1:30 am

84mm was recorded at Brisbane in 2 hrs at 2:30am

85mm was recorded at Brisbane City in 2 hrs at 2:45am

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83mm was recorded at Rosalie in 2 hrs at 2:30am, 98 mm in 3 hrs.

88mm was recorded in Towong in 2 hrs at 2:45am

90mm was recorded in Green hills in 2 hrs at 2:45am

80mm was recorded in Mt Coot-Tha in 2 hrs at 2:45am

Emergency services advise people to:

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* Park your car undercover away from trees. 
* Close doors and windows. 
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks. 
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out. 
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost. 
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous. 
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area. 
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed. 

The next warning is due to be issued by 8:20 am.

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