SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for south east Queensland: 4.15pm Thursday 1 December


Bureau Of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south east Queensland for large hailstones, destructive winds and heavy rainfall.

Read the full warning on the BOM site: http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20038.html

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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.