Storm Prep Guide

Fri 8 Jan 2016

Five years since deadly tsunami devastated region

Five years since deadly tsunami devastated region

FIVE years ago Sunday Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley were devastated by a deadly torrent of floodwaters.

Wed 6 Jan 2016

Hundreds of calls for help as NSW hit by floods

Hundreds of calls for help as NSW hit by floods

FLOODING in the New South Wales Hunter region has led to evacuations, rescues and hundreds of calls for help as forecasters warn of more heavy rain

Tue 5 Jan 2016

More rain for Queensland as Bundaberg cops drenching

More rain for Queensland as Bundaberg cops drenching

STORMS and more heavy rain are on the cards for southern Queensland, as much of the coast enjoys some much-needed falls.

Tue 29 Dec 2015

Swift water rescue crews prepare for Qld flood

Swift water rescue crews prepare for Qld flood

SWIFT water rescue crews are on standby on Queensland's northern tropical coast, after the weather bureau issued a flood warning overnight Tuesday.

200 stranded after Stradbroke barge runs aground

200 stranded after Stradbroke barge runs aground

ABOUT 200 people spent part of the night stranded in Moreton Bay after Stradbroke Ferries' Big Red Cat car barge ran aground in gale-force winds

Thu 24 Dec 2015

Tornado devastates parts of Darling Downs

Tornado devastates parts of Darling Downs

UPDATE: A tornado has smashed parts of the Darling Downs, with roofs torn off houses, trees down and crops devastated.

Fri 11 Dec 2015

Severe storm moves towards Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley

Severe storm moves towards Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley

A SEVERE thunderstorm is moving towards the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley, after marble sized hail smashed Warwick this afternoon.

Back to the Brass Helmet: Wall of Water

Back to the Brass Helmet: Wall of Water

IN celebration of 150 years of firefighting in Ipswich, QT and QFES present a series of four videos. Here is the fourth in the series: Wall of Water.

Tue 1 Dec 2015

Stanthorpe starts clean-up after first summer storm

Stanthorpe starts clean-up after first summer storm

OFFICES, pubs and cafes across the main street of Stanthorpe are in complete darkness this evening as a storm tears over the town and the rain continues to pour

Lightning strikes 62,000 times, uproots trees and roofs

Lightning strikes 62,000 times, uproots trees and roofs

FEROCIOUS and spectacular electrical and hail storms tore through Gympie region on Monday, as a series of dangerous storm events came in from the south-west.

Horse struck by lightning in Gympie storm

Horse struck by lightning in Gympie storm

GOLF ball sized hail has been recorded in Kingaroy and there are reports a horse has been struck by lightning in Gympie

Storms brewing but unlikely to cause further pain this week

Storms brewing but unlikely to cause further pain this week

ANYONE unlucky enough to have been involved in the clean-up of debris yesterday morning would have been sweating beads due to humidity.

Mon 30 Nov 2015

Hail hammers Kingaroy, horse struck by lightning in Gympie

Hail hammers Kingaroy, horse struck by lightning in Gympie

A SEVERE thunderstorm has dropped golf ball sized hail in Kingaroy this evening.

Tornado touches down at Wellcamp airport: reports

Tornado touches down at Wellcamp airport: reports

A WELL-KNOWN storm chaser has reported a tornado formed near Toowoomba with eye-witnesses claiming to have seen a twister near Wellcamp Airport yesterday.

Storm hit with the ferocity of a tornado, says Tully

Storm hit with the ferocity of a tornado, says Tully

THE Ipswich suburb of Goodna which bore the brunt of Sunday's violent storm is cleaning up this morning after suffering serious damage.

Three hurt as storms sweep across Ipswich

Three hurt as storms sweep across Ipswich

EMERGENCY services were kept busy on Sunday night after a ferocious storm lashed the region.

Hail wreaks havoc on homes across the Southern Downs

Hail wreaks havoc on homes across the Southern Downs

BRUCE and Ros Schelbach have 12 broken windows from yesterday afternoon’s storm, a lot of wet bed linen and leaves all over the house.

Lightning gives Warwick resident's pacemaker a workout

Lightning gives Warwick resident's pacemaker a workout

DEBBIE Guyer saw her own house struck by lightning yesterday as a wild storm hit Warwick at 2.30pm.

Savage storm causes widespread carnage across Downs

Savage storm causes widespread carnage across Downs

STORMS dumped hail across the Darling Downs at the weekend and forecasters warn there could be more to come.

Sun 29 Nov 2015

Houses lose roofs, major damage in wake of Warwick storm

Houses lose roofs, major damage in wake of Warwick storm

A mass clean up is underway in the Rose City, with reports more than a dozen homes have lost roofs after severe storms swept across the region this afternoon.

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