Storm Fast Facts 5pm

Storm Fast Facts 5pm

27 January 2013

Crews have restored power to around 40,000 homes and businesses since midday 26 January 2013

Currently more than 95,000 are without power in Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan, parts of the Gold Coast and Brisbane. The worst affected region is Gympie and Sunshine Coast. For more information go to

Crews are focusing on making areas safe in these difficult conditions as very high winds and poor visibility as well as difficult access conditions have impacted our crews restoring power quickly

If you are in are in a known flood area, hinterland regions and isolated areas, initial indications are some home and businesses could be without power until tomorrow at the earliest as we work through repairs

If you choose to use a generator, please ensure it is in an open space and well ventilated

More than 730 powerlines down reports have been received

We urge the community to report fallen powerlines on 13 19 62. Any fallen powerline could still be live so please keep well away and keep others away

If you still have power, take the opportunity now to prepare your emergency kit including a torch with fresh batteries and ensure your mobile phone and/or laptop is fully charged in preparation for possible power interruptions over the next 24 hours

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Important numbers


  • Emergencies   
13 19 62
  • Loss of supply    
13 62 62
  • General enquiries  
13 12 53


  • Police, Fire,      
  • State Emergency  
132 500

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