More rain on the way across the South Burnett

Rihana Jensen took this photo of lightning striking down over Kingaroy last month.
Rihana Jensen took this photo of lightning striking down over Kingaroy last month. Contributed

SATURDAY 9.40AM:  CRICKET Semi finals have been cancelled across the South Burnett as well as many other weekend events due to the weather. 

Yarraman Christmas Markets are also cancelled. 

The Kumbia Christmas Carnival on Sunday  is set to go ahead at this stage and will be moved into the hall if it rains. 

Boondooma Community Carols are going ahead this afternoon and start at 5pm. 

State Emergency Service crews attended to seven call outs in the South Burnett due to the storms  to attend to fallen trees and leaking roofs. 

If you require assistance phone the SES on 132 500. 

SATURDAY, 8AM: LESS than 100 homes are still without power following storms across the South Burnett last night.

Some homes around Nanango and Wondai have not been reconnected.

South Burnett residents have reported rainfall totals upwards of 90mm.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted more rain across the region today but no severe thunderstorm warning is current.

FRIDAY, 9PM: HOMES across the South Burnett are still without power as more residents report damage from powerful wind gusts.

Kingaroy resident Casey Wilson posted photos on the South Burnett Times Facebook page of her trampoline blown into a neighbouring yard.

Other residents reported trees down in backyards and roads across the South Burnett.

More than 4600 properties still have no power according to the Ergon Energy website.

To find out more about the outages, head to the Ergon Energy website.

FRIDAY 6.30 PM SEVERE thunderstorms are looming for people in the Gympie, Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, South Burnett and Lockyer Valley areas on Friday night.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6.25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Maryvale. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect the area northeast of Kingaroy, Wondai and Cherbourg by 6/55 pm and Murgon, Goomeri and Kilkivan by 7.25 pm.

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

102km\h wind gust was observed in Kingaroy around 5:50pm.

Marble size hail has been observed in Warwick.

FRIDAY, 6PM: THOUSANDS of homes across the South Burnett are without power due to Friday night's storms.

More than 5000 properties are in darkness across Kingaroy and Kumbia.

It is currently unknown when power will return.

A fallen tree in Kingaroy on Friday, December 11.
A fallen tree in Kingaroy on Friday, December 11. Will Hunter

FRIDAY, 5PM: A KINGAROY man has escaped serious harm and property damage after a wild storm tore down his backyard tree.

Barry Dobbs returned to his William St home as the storm hit the town on Friday afternoon.

When the storm was over, he discovered a large tree in his backyard had fallen on his vehicle.

"When I came out to have a proper look, the tree was on the car and it was too heavy for me to move," Mr Dobbs said.

No one was injured in the incident and Mr Dobbs' car suffered minor damage.

CLEAN-UP AHEAD: Barry Dobbs inspects the tree which fell down in Kingaroy during Friday afternoon's storms.
CLEAN-UP AHEAD: Barry Dobbs inspects the tree which fell down in Kingaroy during Friday afternoon's storms. Will Hunter

Mr Dobbs had lived at the property for six years and said he never viewed the large tree as a potential hazard.

"I thought I was safe as money in the bank," he said.

"Maybe it's time for it all to come down."

Mr Dobbs said it was a timely warning for South Burnett residents to be vigilant during storm season, especially families with young children.

"They (children) wouldn't understand what the crack is. They think it would be a bit of noise and a bit of fun," he said.

"I think it's time for everybody in the storm season to look at trees in their yards."

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