SEVERE STORM WARNING - Bureau of Meteorology

13 February 2020

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Southeast Queensland

for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Council Areas

Issued at 11:12 am Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Intense rainfall and severe flash flooding is likely for the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast.

 

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce 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 Coomera, Hope Island, South Stradbroke Island and Jacobs Well.

60mm in 1 hr Coombabah

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 12:15 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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