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Huge deluge causes power outages in Queensland

January 3, 2017 1:38 PM |

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Southeast Queensland was drenched with torrential rains overnight and the Bureau of Meteorology predicts more downpour possible across much of the state.

As per the weatherman, there are close to 90 percent chances of rain to fall across the state that could measure between 6mm and 15mm. Winds gusting at a speed of 35km/h is also a possibility.

Southeast Queensland observed over 100 mm of rains. The badly affected area was the Calamvale on Brisbane’s Southside that recorded showers measuring 118mm since 9 am yesterday. Next was Withcott in the Lockyer Valley that measured 113mm showers.

Toowoomba’s Spring Bluff also flooded with 109mm of hefty showers followed by Green Hill near Cairns that observed torrential rains of 106mm in less than 24 hours.

As close to 53,000 lightning strikes were also witnessed along with thunderstorms and more than 6,000 homes and business went out of power due to storms.

Moreover, a church was badly affected by a lightning strike that set fire to it in the country but was spared from being severely damaged.

The slow-moving storm also caused destructions across the Croftby, south of Boonah and Calamvale. In Brisbane too, several roads including Vulture St, Countess St. and Wickham St, were swamped with 73mm of rain fell in within an hour. While, Lower Springbrook in the Gold Coast Hinterland, also drenched by more than a 100 mm of rains late night.

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