East Queensland storms: more wild weather as 50000 without power

Images and footage of the huge electrical storm have lit up social media as Queensland's south-east is battered by the extreme weather

Members affected by last night's storm can lodge a claim by calling 13 7202, via the RACQ website or by visiting and RACQ Branch.

The worst hit areas included Logan City and Brisbane, with power cut to 58,000 and 30,000 properties respectively.

He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns, at 5:05 pm, severe storms were detected near Kilcoy, Maryvale and Border Ranges National Park.

"But for Brisbane itself over many years we've seen winds higher than this".

The risky system prompted a severe weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology as it swept across the region on Sunday evening.

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Lightning strikes over Brisbane's CBD during a powerful storm on Sunday. "Crews are out there but power will not be on in many places 2nite", it said.

Forecasters said nearly identical conditions on Monday could generate more gusty thunderstorms cross the south-east from Monday afternoon, including in Brisbane and on the Gold and sunshine coasts.

"Storms have caused mass damage including ripping down 500+ power lines".

"Redcliffe picked up 109 kilometre an hour wind gusts with that storm and Redland also 107 kilometre per hour, and also around much of the city we saw some very gusty winds associated with it", he said.

Energex spokesman Ty Marega urged residents to be aware of hazards during the clean-up.

Energex, a south-east Queensland electric power supplier, updated residents on the extent of the damage, tweeting 130,000 homes has been "affected" due to the powerful weather system.

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