Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lightning queensland

  • Storms create havoc across Qld

    "We are working through the problems and doing it as quickly as we can," she said. More than 11,000 lightning strikes were recorded across Queensland's southeast since 10am, with Energex receiving reports of more than 100 powerlines down. Despite the ...

  • Lightning strike twice in Queensland

    Adelaide Lightning completed their Queensland road double in the WNBL despite losing star centre Suzy Batkovic to injury.

  • Lightning strike fire fear in wild weather

    New fires started by lightning strikes broke out at more than half-a-dozen places in the west of the state after the weather bureau issued a severe storm warning about 6pm.

  • Reader photos of wild Queensland storm

    Southeast Queensland was belted by a massive storm this morning, causing flash flooding and power cuts. More than 4000 lightning strikes hit within 80km of Brisbane in just one hour, according to Weatherzone. A police spokesman told the Courier Mail 50 ...

  • Lightning blamed for sparking outback grassfires

    Crews and landholders are continuing to work on large grassfires burning north of Cloncurry in north-west Queensland. The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) says it believes lightning strikes started three fires in the region over the weekend.

  • Fierce storms hit Queensland

    Several cars near the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane were totally inundated with water and a construction site crane caught fire after being struck by lightning at Ipswich hospital. The storms are expected to continue in the area tomorrow. SHARE THIS ...

  • Live blog: Storms sweep southern Queensland

    6:38pm: Brisbane was lashed by a storm cell earlier today. More than 12,000 homes were without power at the height of the storm and the Bureau of Meteorology says there were over 11,000 lightning strikes across the region. Read our coverage here.

  • Lightning sparks a dozen blazes in NSW

    A lightning storm has sparked a dozen new bushfires in western New South Wales as firefighters battle blazes there and in southern Queensland. The NSW Rural Fire Service says the new fires are burning out of control in the region around Wilcannia and ...

  • Storm lashes Brisbane, turning day into night

    The Queensland SES responded to more than 60 calls, mostly from residents asking for help with leaking roofs and fallen trees, and there were major delays on all train lines as a result of power outages.

  • Lightning strikes Pilbara FIFO workers

    The 24-year-old man from Queensland remains in a stable condition and is expected to stay in hospital for further monitoring.

  • Brisbane hit by severe thunderstorms

    Mike Swanston from Energex says there were 4,000 direct hits from lightning. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of more storms possible for Queensland across this afternoon and into tomorrow. John Hannan from Emergency Management Queensland is ...

  • Queensland mum's steamy ebook hot to trot

    His hands were strong under my thighs, like I weighed nothing. And didn't that just make me melt a little more. He pulled back a little, the kiss lightning. I pushed my lips forward, wanting more, wanting to taste more of him. Something inside of me ...

  • Fire permits cancelled amid south-west Qld blazes

    "It's just unfortunate that quite a lot of these fires have been sparked by dry lightning storms, which in the last few years we've been lucky enough to get good follow-up rains with the storms, instead of them just being dry lightning." Over the ...

  • Early fires point to harsh Oz summer

    Huge fires across Queensland and New South Wales have hardened fears that much of Australia is heading into another dangerous summer.

  • One neuron has huge impact on brain behaviour

    The study by scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the USA was conducted to better understand how circuits of nerve cells underlie behaviour.

  • Blazes test Queensland firefighters

    TENS of thousands of hectares of state forest in southeast Queensland have been destroyed by a massive bushfire. Firefighters on Saturday battled 35 blazes ... The slow-moving fires were started by lightning strikes last Saturday. In the northwest ...

  • Crime's foot soldiers just out of school as drug lords use armed indebted ...

    In August, an investigation code-named Operation Storm shut down a major drug cartel, responsible for moving at least 20kg of heroin - with a street value of $25 million - around Queensland over a six-year period. Last month Operation Lightning saw 17 ...

  • Aircraft to map blazes for firefighters at Mount Isa

    The fires are southeast and southwest of the town and east at Julia Creek, with a number of new fires started after lightning strikes last night. A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the fires were not threatening any homes early this ...

  • Sarah sits first HSC exam at 15

    Having moved to the area with her extremely proud family from Dalby, Queensland at the start of term 4 2010, Sarah started at the Lightning Ridge Central School as a year 8 student. It didn't take long for her teachers to recognise her talents and she ...

  • Capitals bounce back to beat Bendigo

    Suzy Batkovic and Jo Hill scored 20 apiece as Adelaide Lightning beat the Capitals 93-81. But the Lightning's trip went badly awry the ... West Coast split its Queensland road trip, first beating Logan on Friday night 71-56. But Townsville ended a four ...

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