Thousands Of Homes Still Without Power After Freak Storm

Severe storms headed for the Gold Coast

Severe storms headed for the Gold Coast

More than 130,000 homes were left without power after the storm cleared and while crews worked to reconnect 65,000 homes, some properties in Logan were expected to be offline until tomorrow afternoon.

In Brisbane a young boy was taken to hospital after suffering an electric shock while showering when a lightning bolt hit the ground near his Ferny Grove home.

More than 265,000 lightening strikes and strong winds were recorded across the region, the strongest winds were recorded at Moreton Bay, getting up to 111km/h, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Energex crews from across Queensland have been pulled into the south east to assist with emergency repairs this morning, with a heatwave making matters worse for all those homes unable to use their air conditioners and fans.

Fix crews were scrambling to restore power to about 57,000 properties that remained without power after destructive winds, gusting beyond 100km/h in some places, downed hundreds of power lines across the region.

Between 20 and 40 millimetres fell across the region, with Brisbane receiving as little as 15 millimetres.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 5:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Boonah, Beaudesert and Borumba Dam.

Lightning strikes over the Gold Coast on Sunday night.

Mr Paech said strong wind gusts caused the damage to more than 500 power lines.

The cities of Logan and Brisbane were most affected, with more than 55,000 homes in Logan and 32,000 homes in Brisbane losing power.

"Do not touch any electrical power lines that may have been brought down in the storm and in the event that they do see any fallen power lines, they should contact Energex", he said.

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