East Queensland storms: more wild weather as 50000 without power


The SES received more than 170 callouts for help overnight.

The cities of Logan and Brisbane were most affected, with more than 55,000 homes in Logan and 32,000 homes in Brisbane losing power.

A man has been shocked while taking a shower after lightning struck nearby his house in Ferny Grove in Brisbane's north-west during a powerful south-east Queensland storm.

He was transported to Prince Charles Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Further north in Logan, 58,000 properties were left in the dark, with Energex still working to get the power back on to 46,000 homes and business there12 hours later.

Forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Michael Paech said the storm had brought strong winds, but not much rainfall.

Wild winds did much of the damage, with gusts of 109km/h recorded at Redcliffe, 107km/h in the Redlands district, and 90km/h across Brisbane.

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Between 20 and 40 millimetres fell across the region, with Brisbane receiving as little as 15 millimetres.

"Storms have caused mass damage including ripping down 500+ power lines".

The Bureau of Meteorology warns, at 5:05 pm, severe storms were detected near Kilcoy, Maryvale and Border Ranges National Park.

"We had about 450 overhead power-lines go down last night", he said.

The severe weather also caused delays to train services on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines, but they later returned to normal.

Energex spokesman Ty Marega urged residents to be aware of hazards during the clean-up.

Data posted on the Energex website revealed Kenilworth residents were hit the hardest by the storm with about 45 properties still without power.