East Coast Australia is dealing with a wild storm that has killed people and thousands of homes are without electricity. There are warnings of more wild storms to come.
Two people including a woman have died and more than 100,000 homes are without power as a result of a wild storm in Queensland to the East Coast of Australia.
Severe storms hit all three eastern states of Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. It triggered over 1,200 requests to state emergency services and Sydney Airport recorded its wettest Christmas Day on record.
Authorities on wild storm in East Coast Australia
According to Victoria police, a man died due to a tree branch fell on his property in Caringal. Emergency services provided medical assistance, however, the man died at the scene. Afterward, Queensland Ambulance Service revealed a lady died in Helensvale on the Gold Coast due to a fallen tree on her.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology Queensland has issued a warning for southern and central Queensland. There are predictions of severe thunderstorms with destructive wind gusts, huge hail, and heavy rainfall. Moreover, it may strike Maroochydore, Gympie, Bundaberg, K’gari, Yeppoon, and Caboolture.
Severe storms are hitting coastal New South Wales. Huge hailstones and heavy rain have battered Maitland. The Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales has issued a warning for people in Gosford, Wyong, Sydney, and Hawkesbury.
Very dangerous thunderstorms are producing large to giant hailstones, destructive winds, and heavy, which may cause flash flooding.
Although there are predictions of dangerous weather conditions to continue in New South Wales (NSW) on Wednesday and Thursday.
Large hail, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding hit parts of the NSW state including the central west, the Riverina, the south coast, Sydney, and the Hunter.
The south coast of NSW Eurobodalla received about 190 mm of rain including 156mm in three hours. However, severe storms may also put the cricket test match against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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