Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Somerset, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

Issued at 2:13 am Tuesday, 30 January 2024.


The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:10 am, a VERY DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM that is producing heavy, locally intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding was detected near Strathpine, Mount Nebo, Highvale, Samford and Albany Creek. This thunderstorm is slow moving. It is forecast to affect Lake Samsonvale by 2:40 am and Kallangur by 3:10 am.

108 mm in 1 hour at Samford to 12:57 am, 233 mm in 2 hours to 2:10 am.

Emergency services advise people to:
* If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
* 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.