A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the region, as scattered storms intensify.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning at 2.22pm for people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts.
"Slow moving thunderstorms are developing across eastern Queensland," the warning reads.
"Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Moranbah, Dysart and Nebo."
Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are possible for parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts. #QldStorm #Moranbah #Dysart #Nebo pic.twitter.com/MggBxmCuwK— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) February 15, 2018
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees.
- Secure loose outdoor items.
- 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.
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