Storm strikes Brisbane

A radar image of the storm cell hitting Brisbane. Photo: Bureau of MeteorologyBrisbane has been drenched by an afternoon storm that saw more than 80 millimetres fall in some parts of south-east Queensland.
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Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Knepp said most of the heaviest rain fell south of the inner-city.

“Slacks Creek had 80 millimetres and we had other places between 70 and 80 (millimetres) in the southern parts of Brisbane,” he said.

“Brisbane itself had 60-odd millimetres and Mt Nebo is up to 86 millimetres.”

But while the heavens opened, there were no reports of destructive wind or hail.

“It was only really rain,” he said.

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A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokeswoman said they had received 13 calls for assistance from people in the Logan area.

The QFES also called for patience if State Emergency Service personnel were required.

“Most SES tasks are not quick jobs, and often extensive work and time is required to attend to storm damage,” it said in a statement.

“The public is asked to remember that the SES is made up of volunteers dedicated to helping others and will always put the safety of its volunteers first during adverse weather conditions.”We regret to advise that today’s Strikers v @brisbaneroar games have been POSTPONED due to heavy rain inundating Perry Park. #PS4NPLQLD — Brisbane Strikers (@BneStrikers) March 21, 2015This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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