UPDATE at 3:40 PM | ALMOST 10,000 homes and businesses are now without power across the Gold Coast as ferocious winds continue to batter the city.
Palm Beach, Tallai, Worongary, Elanora and Burleigh Heads have now been added to the growing list of affected suburbs on the Coast.
In total, 37,000 customers are without power across Southeast Queensland, up from 28,000 an hour ag0.
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It comes as 80km/h wind gusts lash the Gold Coast following today’s earlier severe thunderstorm.
UPDATE at 2:20 PM | THE number of homes and businesses without power continues to climb, with more than 28,000 customers now affected across southeast Queensland.
At the time of writing, 5,300 customers on over 280 streets were without power on the Gold Coast.
Pimpama is the hardest hit suburb, with almost 3000 homes and business blacked out on 170 streets.
A further 1400 customers on 47 streets in Pacific Pines and Oxenford are also without power, while 700 buildings on 67 streets in and around Mount Nathan and Guanaba are also in the dark.
Almost 8,000 homes are without power in the Scenic Rim, while 12,000 are blacked out in Logan and Brisbane.
It remains unclear when services will be restored. Energex crews are in the field.
FIRST at 1:55 PM | SEVERE storms have cut power to more than 20,000 homes and business across southeast Queensland.
Almost 7000 customers were without power in the Scenic Rim at 1:45 pm, while 6000 were blacked out in Logan. A further 5000 buildings are affected in Brisbane.
Meanwhile, here on the Gold Coast, 706 homes and businesses have lost power on 67 streets in Mount Nathan, Nerang, Maudsland, Clagiraba, Guanaba, and Cedar Creek.
It is not yet known exactly what sparked the outage, or when services will be fully restored.
Energex crews are out in the field, investigating the cause.