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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 energex.com.au
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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