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Warning of intense rain, flash flooding for parts of Scenic Rim

January 9, 2024 7:23 am in by

UPDATE|

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for HEAVY, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL

For people in parts of Southeast Coast Forecast District.

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Issued at 7:44 am Tuesday, 9 January 2024.

Heavy rainfall with persistent showers in the southeast.

Weather Situation: Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms have developed in a very moist airmass across southeast Queensland this morning, supported by an approaching upper trough.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy, locally intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Boonah.

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Springfield Lakes recorded 131 mm in three hours to 7:00 am.

Jingle Downs recorded 83 mm in two hours to 7:00 am.

Emergency services advise people to:

* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.

* Park your car undercover away from trees.

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* 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.

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* 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 10:45 am. 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 https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.bom.gov.au__;!!I4-A-Ka37P_tdG87G6fIVNE!cAWJ9k3brDQmed3QIeRmo7gRd2NNp9UKKw4x-d7qjy0Mf63YDCxXLiw9eZ5lDf-9yGBOhOqP23TvCW8uIg$ or call 1300 659 210.

EARLIER|

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Southeast Queensland for HEAVY RAINFALL

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For people in parts of Ipswich, Logan and Scenic Rim Council Areas.

Issued at 7:10 am Tuesday, 9 January 2024. Heavy rainfall ongoing south of Ipswich

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:10 am, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Bundamba Lagoon and Redbank Plains.

This thunderstorm is moving towards the south.

It is forecast to affect the area between Boonah and Beaudesert by 8:10 am.

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Springfield Lakes recorded 131 mm in three hours to 7:00 am.

Jingle Downs recorded 83 mm in two hours to 7:00 am. Emergency services advise people to:

* Park your car undercover away from trees.

* Close doors and windows.

* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.

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* 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.

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The next warning is due to be issued by 8:10 am. A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for parts of the Southeast Coast district.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.bom.gov.au__;!!I4-A-Ka37P_tdG87G6fIVNE!bzbFvVyHMAINIoDh5dzl5t2WJ2rK7rC7sXiIEUQSJqIHTpRccIs1M-vb4CNO4ho0-72fmCYIzt5hIQTagg$ or call 1300 659 210.

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