Wild Storm leaves 8000 Australian homes without power

A WILD storm in southeast Queensland on Friday afternoon has left more than 8,000 homes without power.

The hardest hit area was the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture/Redcliffe area where some 5000 homes were affected.

More than 100 lighting strikes were recorded and there were reports of local flash flooding.

Hail was reported at Ferny Grove, northwest of Brisbane, and 50mm of rain fell in 15 minutes at Round Mountain, Highland Plains, 550km west of Brisbane.

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