Lightning Strikes Leave Thousands In The Dark

Lightning Strikes Leave Thousands In The Dark

Lightning Strikes Leave Thousands In The Dark

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.

"The storm was only brief but it was powerful and appears to have caused a lot of damage to homes and motor vehicles", Ms Clinton said.

A Brisbane man suffered an electric shock while taking a shower when lightning struck near his home.

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More than 113,000 homes were left without power as storms swept through the region from 6:30pm Sunday.

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

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

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"The best rainfall figures we got were around 20 to 40 millimetres to the south and west of Brisbane, but across Brisbane itself, within that 5 to 15 millimetre range", he said.

Residents at Boonah, on the Scenic Rim, posted images of hailstones the size of tennis balls and forecasters said 90km/h wind gusts were recorded at Amberley, Redcliffe, Inner Beacon, Redlands and Archerfield.

Fix crews were scrambling to restore power to about 57,000 properties that remained without power after destructive winds, gusting beyond 100km/h in some places, downed hundreds of power lines across the region.

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Brisbane was warned to brace for 36 degrees on Sunday but peaked at 34.5, Coolangatta was expecting to reach 33 degrees but fell three short and the Gold Coast was also forecast to hit 33 but only reached 31.6 degrees.

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