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Saturday, December 10, 2011

MBRC EMQ Weather Warning #4OURnews

The Department of Community Safety would like to advise the following:
Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) urges residents in Caboolture, Kilcoy, Wamuran, Beerburrum, Woodford, Mount Beerwah and parts of the Sunshine Coast to prepare themselves for severe storms likely to hit these areas. 

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe storm warning likely to produce damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones in these areas within the next hour.

Residents in these areas should move their car under cover or away from trees, secure loose outdoor items, seek shelter preferably indoors and never under trees, avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm and beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 

It is vital people avoid driving, walking or riding through flooded creeks and causeways - remember, if it's flooded, forget it. Think about the consequences of your actions and don’t risk your life or the lives of others. The currents are deceptive and the dangers are hidden beneath the surface. These hazards can trap people and cause significant injuries at a moments notice. 

For storm and flood assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500 and in a life-threatening emergency call triple zero (000).