Coast residents lose power in freak storm

More than 100,000 homes are currently without power with that number potentially increasing as the worst of the storm cell passes through the capital

More than 100,000 homes are currently without power with that number potentially increasing as the worst of the storm cell passes through the capital

Ms Clinton warned motorists to be wary on the roads in the aftermath of the storm.

Members affected by last night's storm can lodge a claim by calling 13 7202, via the RACQ website or by visiting and RACQ Branch.

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.

Queensland ambulance said the man was said to be conscious and breathing, but suffering from leg pain, and had been taken to the Prince Charles Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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.


By the time the warning was cancelled about 8.30pm more than 100,000 homes and businesses were without power, according to Energex.

Meanwhile, up to 100,000 homes are still without power after the storm packing winds up to 100km per hour winds caused blackouts across Brisbane area.

Between 20 and 40 millimetres fell across the region, with Brisbane receiving as little as 15 millimetres. "Crews are out there but power will not be on in many places 2nite", it said.

The unsafe system prompted a severe weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology as it swept across the region on Sunday evening.

"Storms have caused mass damage including ripping down 500+ power lines. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening", it said.

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