SEVERE STORM: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a a severe thunderstorm warning.
SEVERE STORM: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a a severe thunderstorm warning. Contributed

Severe storm warning issued for South Burnett

SOUTH Burnett residents are warned to prepare for damaging winds and large hail stones today.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kingaroy.

The bureau issues warnings when the storms are expected to produce damaging wind gusts of more than 90km/h and large hail stones with a diameter greater than 2cm.

The warning also applies to Toowoomba, Dalby, Gatton, Ipswich, Caboolture, Jimboomba and Brisbane.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

- Move your car under cover or away from trees.

- Secure loose outdoor items.

- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.

- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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