Households and businesses around the Bundaberg Region are without power after last night's sporadic storm.
Ergon Energy customers in the Mon Repos area, and hundreds of residents around South Kolan, Gin Gin, Pine Creek through to Wallaville areas have been impacted.
An Ergon Energy spokesperson said teams were out in force this morning to rectify the power outages and residents may notice a helicopter in the area.
“We have crews working to restore power to customers in the Bundaberg Region impacted by last night's storms,” the spokesperson said.
“There will be a helicopter flying around South Bingera, Pine Creek and Electra this morning to help identify damage to the network.
“If you can see any damage to poles or wires where you are, please call 13 22 96 so our crews can head to that area.
“Of course, if you see wires down stay well clear and call 000.”
According to the power outages information website the loss of supply is due to damage caused by storm activity and crews are working to repair the connections.
Rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to 8 am on Wednesday shows 49 mm in Bundaberg, 100 mm at Ned Churchill Weir, 32 mm at Bucca Weir, 119 mm at the Walla TM weather station and the highest recorded amount at Nearum Road with 142 mm.
The storms and rain gave a cool relief to the Bundaberg Region after heatwave conditions had been experienced throughout February.
Earlier this week, Bureau of Meteorology released a severe heatwave warning for residents in Wide Bay and Burnett districts.
The Bureau said maximum temperatures in the mid to high thirties would be experienced at the beginning of the week and easing to the low to mid-thirties mid-week.
Residents are reminded to follow safety advice during heatwave conditions:
- Severe heatwaves can be dangerous for many people, especially older people, babies, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with medical conditions and people who are unwell.
- Seek a place to keep cool, such as your home, a library, community centre or shopping centre.
- Close your windows and draw blinds, curtains or awnings early in the day to keep the heat out of your home.
- If available, use fans or air-conditioners to keep cool.