Storms send fears to damaged areas

STILL reeling from the floods, the Ipswich SES was called into action yesterday after a severe storm wreaked havoc on Camira.

Chills ran down spines as potentially severe thunderstorms swept over flood-ravaged areas mid-yesterday afternoon.

The Weather Channel said one of its viewers in Boonah reported extreme wind gusts with a very dangerous storm cell moving through between 2pm and 3pm.

After the temperature hit 34.9 degrees in Ipswich at 1pm, the storms were an unwelcome visitor.

“It seems the damage is confined to Camira,” SES Ipswich area controller Arie van den Ende said.

“We have about 10 jobs where tree have hit houses. We've got six teams out there with 30 people.”

Early reports indicated the worst injury was a woman's broken arm.

The Weather Channel said further thunderstorms were forecast for south-east Queensland today and tomorrow so residents should keep an eye on the latest weather warnings.



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