More than 100 people have been injured after a severe weather system slammed Queensland’s north coast, leaving hundreds without power and disrupting a regional rail network.
Key points:The storm is expected to dump up to 25 centimetres of rain on the south-east of the state, leaving the state without power for several hours, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology saidThursday afternoonA storm surge of up to five metres has been recorded in the city of Brisbane, and the Queensland Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services said a storm surge warning has been issued for the town of Brisbane.
The storm surge has caused significant disruption to the Brisbane Airport, with delays at some terminals, and authorities have advised people to check on their children.
There were some minor flooding incidents in parts of Queensland.
The Bureau of Statistics said Queensland recorded 563.4mm of rainfall between October 29 and November 2, the fifth-highest on record, with the region experiencing more than 20mm of rain.
More than 10,000 people have so far been declared dead or missing in the storm.
Queensland has a population of more than 14 million people, and more than 1,000 were injured or dead.
The Queensland Government is currently working to restore power to a large portion of the north coast of Queensland, while the state has also issued emergency measures, including a declaration of a state of emergency.
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