Its Like Armageddon
There are pieces of timber and steel everywhere and it's as if a bomb has gone off." Wind, lightning, rain and hailstones cut electricity to more than 230,000 homes and businesses, while falling branches and trees tore down more than 33 kilometers of lines. The cyclone-like storms ripped across the southeast corner of Australia's tropical state Queensland, killing one man.
A severe storm battered Brisbane on Sunday, ONE OF THE BIGGEST STORMS TO HIT THE CITY IN TWO DECADES, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees and powerlines, and leaving many without liveable homes. About 30,000 properties across Brisbane, Redcliffe and the Gold Coast were without power after the storm brought hail and wind gusts of up to 130km/h. Up to 4000 homes were damaged, with 300 homes "significantly damaged" and 30 deemed unliveable.
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