Australia Woman struck by lightning as storms linger over south-east Queensland

04:45  19 january  2020
04:45  19 january  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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A worker at the Port of Brisbane has been taken to hospital after lightning struck the crane she was working on early on Sunday morning, as storms continued to linger over south-east Queensland.

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The woman in her 20s was working in the crane at a site on Port Drive when the crane was struck by lightning about 2:50am.

Queensland Ambulance said the woman did not have any apparent injuries but was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital as a precaution.

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The incident came as storms continued to pepper southeast Queensland overnight with heavy falls recorded on the Sunshine Coast and the Wide Bay area.

The weather bureau warns the storms will continue throughout Sunday but the rainfall is likely to be far less, with falls of up to 40 millimetres predicted.

"We could see showers and thunderstorms developing throughout the afternoon but we're not expecting rainfall rates to be as intense," meteorologist Kimba Wong said.

Falls of 20 to 40 millimetres are predicted for the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

"Possibly a little bit higher if you do get a storm roll over you," Ms Wong said.

Overnight, areas around Bundaberg in the Wide Bay-Burnett region were the hardest hit, with 95 millimetres of rain falling in the six hours to midnight.

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A teenage boy has been struck by lightning and thousands of homes are without power this morning after damaging thunderstorms swept through South East Queensland overnight. Almost 6000 homes across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Gympie, Ipswich, Logan, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast and

A suspected lightning strike at Wacol train station in Brisbane’s south-west caused major delays along the Ipswich line, suspending trains between Goodna and Earlier on Monday morning, a man was rescued by firefighters south - east of Gympie after his ute got caught in metre-deep floodwaters.

Coolum on the Sunshine Coast also received a drenching, with 91 millimetres of rain recorded.

"The Gold Coast pretty much missed out last night, which is probably a good thing - just a couple of light rainfall totals of five to 10 millimetres," Ms Wong said.

"Most of the action was around the Sunshine Coast, where there may have even been some flash flooding just because the land was already so wet from the night before."

Flooding continues to subside on the Gold Coast after some areas recorded triple their usual monthly rainfall on Friday night and Saturday morning.

The deluge hit Loders Creek the hardest with 325 millimetres of rain falling in 12 hours, and more than 200mm recorded in parts of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The heavy rainfall also left thousands of motorists trapped in traffic gridlock after the M1 Motorway was cut for almost seven hours on Saturday.

It reopened just after 1pm.

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