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WATCH: 25mm of rain hits South Burnett

A severe thunderstorm lead to flash flooding across the South Burnett on Friday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm lead to flash flooding across the South Burnett on Friday afternoon. Tobi Loftus

UPDATE, 4pm:

A SEVERE thunderstorm has brought about 25mm of rain to the South Burnett and cut power to about 6000 homes.

In a statement, the Bureau of Meteorology said 3cm of hail was reported at Nanango earlier this afternoon.

About 5988 Ergon Energy customers between Blackbutt, Kingaroy and Kumbia are without power. There is no known estimated fix time.

The severe thunderstorm warning remains in place with the next warning due at 6.45pm.  

UPDATE 2.30PM:  

THOUSANDS of South Burnett residents are without power in the Kingaroy and Kumbia areas as a severe thunderstorm hits.

Almost 4000 homes have no power in the South Burnett according to Ergon Energy. 

The Bureau Meteorology has issued another warning for the South Burnett area for large hail stones and heavy rainfall.  

The next warning is due to at  3.10pm. 

EARLIER

SEVERE thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the South Burnett.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned places such as Cherbourg, Wondai and Murgon may be affected.

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 phone the SES on 132500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4pm.

 

For more information go to www.bom.gov.au or phone 1300659219.

South Burnett

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