Severe weather impacted parts of south-east Queensland, Australia, from 12 to 13 December, 2019.
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology reported rainfall rates of 120mm per hour in Southport, Queensland.
Cars were left submerged after streets flooded. Queensland Fire and Emergency responded to dozens of requests for assistance. Urban flooding was reported in Southport, along with Labrador, Biggera Waters and parts of northern Brisbane.
Thousands of homes in the Gold Coast were left without power during the storm.
⚠️ WARNING update – VERY DANGEROUS storm sitting over Southport #GoldCoast with rainfall rates of 120mm per hour observed and plenty of flash flooding in the area. Severe cells also near Noosa/Gympie. Stay safe! @TMRQld @QldFES #QldStorm pic.twitter.com/JDmYEVVwml
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) December 13, 2019
A storm has dumped more than 100mm of rain in Brisbane overnight. Streets near the CBD were flooded while areas out west were pelted with hail. https://t.co/H7PsmrJc5J #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/A0OxFnCWQ7
— 7NEWS Wide Bay (@7NewsWideBay) December 12, 2019
— Robert McKnight (@rob_mcknight) December 13, 2019