Wild Storm Cuts Power to Over 20,000 Homes in Southeast Queensland

October 25, 2020 Updated: October 25, 2020

Almost 29,000 homes in southeast Queensland have been left without power due to wild thunderstorms.

Large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rain hit the region on Sunday afternoon.

Electricity provider Energex reported 28,898 outages around 3 p.m. (AEST), with about 7,000 of those in Brisbane.

Social media footage have shown ice cube-sized hail in the city’s northern suburbs.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Redland City, parts of Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Gold Coast, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council areas.