Storms leave trail of destruction across the southeast

Golf ball-sized hail, heavy winds and rain have battered parts of the southeast, leaving homes damaged and thousands without power.

Severe thunderstorms hit on Sunday afternoon, with hail hitting Tara, inland from Toowoomba, and 50mm of rain fell within half an hour at Campbells, north of Warwick.

The State Emergency Service (SES) received 101 calls for help in Ipswich, while Brisbane SES received 27 calls for help.


The SES says most requests are for smashed windows, fallen trees and powerlines and leaking roofs.

PHOTO: Nine News Brisbane / Twitter

PHOTO: Nine News Brisbane / Twitter

Homes have been left with serious roof and water damage in Warwick and others in Ipswich and Brisbane have water damage.

At the height of Sunday’s storms tens of thousands of properties were without power, but all but 600 properties, mostly in Ipswich, have since been reconnected.

The Bureau of Meteorology says more storms are on the way across Queensland.