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Severe storm warning issued for inland areas of the Far North

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL

 
For people in Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Channel Country and parts of Gulf Country, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.
 
Issued at 2:37 pm Friday, 23 October 2020.
 
Severe thunderstorms continuing across parts of inland Queensland.
 
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones over the next several hours in the Channel Country and parts of the North West, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. 
 
Locations which may be affected include Roma, St George, Windorah, Bedourie, Boulia, Dajarra, Stonehenge, Ballera and Mungindi.'
 
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and parts of the Gulf Country, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Central West districts. 
 
Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Georgetown, Hughenden, Richmond, Croydon, Pentland, Forsayth, Einasleigh and Aberfoyle.
 
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: 
* Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
* Secure loose outdoor items. 
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it. 
* 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. 
 
The next warning is due to be issued by 5:40 pm.