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15 October 2010

Severe weather warning for southeast Queensland

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST


for Damaging Winds

For people in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Issued at 4:40 pm on Friday 15 October 2010

A vigorous cold front is forecast to pass through southeast Queensland during the evening, moving off the east coast early on Saturday morning.

Local damaging winds gusts to 100 km/h are forecast about the Darling Downs and Ganite Belt district, possibly developing about southern border areas of the

Southeast Coast district during the evening.

Damaging wind gusts are no longer expected in the Maranoa and Warrego district and are forecast to ease about the western Darling Downs this evening and through remaining parts on Saturday morning.

The State Emergency Service advises that people in the affected area should:

· seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees

· secure loose outdoor items

· beware of fallen trees and powerlines


Contact the SES on 132 500 for emergency assistance if required.

The next warning is due to be issued by 11pm.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219.

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