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29 October, 2021

Mild rain so far; storms likely on Saturday

Parts of Somerset had some rain in the 24 hours leading up to 9am this Friday, while heavier falls were in the Lockyer Valley area.


A spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) reported there had been 6mm of rain in Esk, 4mm in Lowood and 2-4mm in Fernvale, while the Lockyer Valley locality of Thornton peaked at 73mm.

Referring to the past week, a spokesperson from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) said the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) had received one request for assistance in Fernvale, with a roof tarping.

A Moreton Bay SES Unit spokesperson meanwhile said the Moreton Bay Unit had 15 calls for assistance in the past week despite the wild weather.

“Of those calls for assistance, Caboolture and Deception Bay received the lion share of five tasks each. Woodford did not receive any calls for assistance during this period,” the Moreton Bay SES Unit spokesperson said.

“There was a report of power outages in Caboolture, but there was no damage to infrastructure that I am aware of. No reports of any major damage to homes due to storm related activity in this period.

“The damage from the SES view was mostly related to leaking roofs, some of which were as a result of the previous storm event where the damage had gone unnoticed.”

The BoM spokesperson warned that this Saturday would be “peak thunderstorm day” in areas including Moreton and Somerset.

Stay tuned for a weather update later today. 

 


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