Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Cherbourg and parts of Gympie and South Burnett Council Areas.

Issued at 6:26 pm Monday, 29 January 2024.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:15 pm, severe thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding were detected near the ranges between Gympie and Murgon, the area east of Murgon and the area north of Kingaroy. These thunderstorms are slow moving. They are forecast to affect Goomeri by 6:45 pm and the area northwest of Kingaroy, Murgon and Cherbourg by 7:15 pm.

Emergency services advise people to:
* Park your car undercover away from trees.
* Close doors and windows.
* Keep asthma medications close by. Storms and wind can trigger asthma attacks.
* Charge mobile phones and power banks in case the power goes out.
* Put your pets somewhere safe and make sure they can be identified in case they get lost.
* Do not drive now unless you have to because conditions are dangerous.
* Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
* Go inside a strong building now. Stay inside until the storm has passed.