Lightning strike injures man in shower during Queensland storm

IGA supermarket in Crestmead Brisbane had to dump thousands of frozen goods

IGA supermarket in Crestmead Brisbane had to dump thousands of frozen goods

More than 62,000 homes and businesses across Queensland's south east remain without power, after a severe thunderstorm battered the region last night.

On Monday morning, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40,000 properties without electricity, Brisbane nearly 7,000 and Redland City about 2,300.

With more storms forecast on Monday residents were warned to move cars under cover, be wary of fallen power lines and seek shelter if necessary.

About 52 Coast properties are still without power, according to Energex spokesman Justin Coomber.

Tennis ball-sized hail fell out at Boonah while Moreton Bay recorded wind gusts of 111 km/hour as the south-east was lashed with severe storms on Sunday.

It was left with no choice but to be out of pocket after 16 hours without power
It was left with no choice but to be out of pocket after 16 hours without power

Paramedics rushed a pre-teen Brisbane boy to hospital after he suffered an electric shock while taking a shower at his Ferny Grove home during the storm, an ambulance spokesman said. His injuries were not life threatening and he was taken to the Prince Charles hospital in a stable condition.

Parents are being advised to check the Department of Education website as a number of schools may be affected by the storm damage.

"The extreme weather event also caused disruption to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast trains services due to power outages and failing radio communications".

While thousands of concert goers were evacuated from Brisbane's Riverstage before United States band Paramore were set to take the stage, with concerns about the heavy rain and amount of lightening strikes above.

Energex says at the height of the storm about 130,000 people were left in the dark after more than 265,000 lightning strikes and high winds. "The chance of a gusty thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening", it said.

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