The State Emergency Service (SES) reported they had received call-outs to 134 houses on Tuesday night as the strong storm ravaged through the Greater Brisbane.
Storms can be catastrophic with widespread damage but on the other hand, they can deliver the much-needed relief especially at the end of a hot, summer day.
he Climate Council noted that the effects of floods, fires, storms, droughts and sea level rise relating to climate change could increase into the future, possibly costing Australia’s economy up to $100 billion each year by 2038.
Most of the buildings plunged into darkness were mostly in the Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast regions.
Numerous homes in the area were seriously damaged by the tornado carrying wind gusts with speeds of between 138 and 177km/h.
When a severe storm hits, stay indoors and away from windows or other openings. Move to the strongest and safest part of the house, in most cases the cellar or bathroom. If the storm finds you outdoors, run to any emergency shelter and never shelter under a tree.
Penrith is scorching with the hottest day in the western parts of the city
The storm triggered a warning from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services advising people living in Western Australia’s southwest, Great Southern and South Coastal as well as in Central Wheatbelt and Lower West districts to take immediate steps to mitigate the risks.
the current weather was synonymous with winter but not typical for this time of the year
He said the slight storm only lasted for about half an hour, but dumped 23mm