South east Queensland begins storm clean-up

South east Queensland begins storm clean-up

Emergency crews will begin a massive clean up effort in south-east Queensland today, after the region was lashed by a super cell storm.

Properties in Ferndale, west of Ipswich, were hit the hardest yesterday afternoon, with roofs being torn off, and trees falling on houses and across roads.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services says a small number of homes have sustained major damage, while about 50 powerlines were brought down.

The State Emergency Service received 61 calls for help.

Mayor of Somerset Council, Graeme Lehman says its lucky no one was injured.

“We know it’s fairly severe – clearing up debris and things like that,” he said.

“There’s broken windows houses with roofs off, trees that have fallen onto buildings, so calls are coming in all the time for SES for help.”

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned the storm will move north today, toward the Sunshine Coast.

It is today expected to affect the suburbs of  Maroochydore, Nambour, Yandina and Coolum Beach.

Image: Nine News

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