News

Power restored to 8760 properties after storms

Mother Nature unleashed, awaiting the storm in Buderim taken by Julie MacInnes.
Mother Nature unleashed, awaiting the storm in Buderim taken by Julie MacInnes. Julie MacInnes

UPDATE 6PM: Only 240 homes and businesses on the Sunshine Coast remain without power following thunderstorms earlier today.

At one point nearly 9000 properties were without power.

Energex are now working in the Beerwah, Peachester, Maleny and Mooloolaba areas.

 

BREAKING 5.30PM: Nearly 9000 homes and businesses are without power after thunderstorms tore across the Sunshine Coast today.

Nambour, Bli Bli, Mooloolaba, Peachester, Mapleton, Yandina and surrounding areas were the largest areas hit.

Energex are currently investigating the situation.

An update will be provided by 7pm at the latest they say.

Topics:  energex, thunderstorms, weather



Child injured as car flips on Cunningham Highway

Queensland Ambulance Service on scene of an accident.  Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Car on roof following accident south of Ipswich

REVEALED: Works start on critical bypass bridge

The Toowomba Second Range Crossing's 800-metre viaduct.

TSRC viaduct a "critical design feature of the project"

Local Partners

Debra Messing wants to do a 'naughty' Will and Grace reunion

'Will & Grace' star Debra Messing wants a "naughty" reunion

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 'working on custody agreement'

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are thrashing out a custody agreement

10 of the worst wedding day disasters

Getting hitched without a hitch. That's the aim, right?

Trump's comments make light of statutory rape

Trevor Noah has gone to town on Donald Trump's sexism

Forza Horizon 3 review: Australia's never looked so good

Fancy racing a freight train?

Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Twelve Apostles feature

Tommy goes home in emotional Bachelorette episode

The Bachelorette contestant Tommy Saggus.

BRISBANE bachelor hopes show will give him more confidence.

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets