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Southeast Queensland storm by the numbers

The violent storms that swept across parts of southeast Queensland on Thursday left a trail of destruction and injuries.


* A primary school-aged boy is critically injured in hospital after a tree fell on him during storm mop up at a property at Coonabunia on Friday morning

* Two women and a baby girl were cut and bruised on Thursday when their car was pounded by large hail near Kingaroy, blowing out the windows and pummelling them.

* One woman was injured when lightning near Beaudesert felled a tree, which hit her car on Thursday as she was driving.


* The SES was called to 360 jobs across the region, mostly involving trees down and leaking roofs.

* Two roofs were ripped off houses near Maryborough.


* About 9000 homes and businesses were without power at the height of the storms and on Friday afternoon there were still 1500 without power in the region.

* Energex reported that 50 powerlines were downed in the Gympie area alone



* Tennis Ball sized hail was reported near Kumbia .

* Golf-ball-sized hail reported from Kingaroy to the Sunshine Coast and up to the Wide Bay area including Bundaberg


* A tornado was reported by residents at Coolabunia and at Tansey near Kingaroy about 3:15pm.


* 70,000 lightning strikes recorded across southeast Queensland from midday into the evening.

* 30,000 of those were in the Gympie region alone.


* Highest total falls were Noosa Heads with 96mm and Eumundi with 88mm

* There were also severe rain dumps in some areas:

_ 37mm of rainfall fell in 15 minutes and 72mm fell in 50 minutes west of Bundaberg

- 52mm of rainfall fell in 15 minutes and 60mm fell in 30 minutes north of Bundaberg

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