Thousands Without Power After Thunderstorms Lash Gold Coast

More than 2,500 homes were without power in multiple areas on the Gold Coast on October 18, after thunderstorms swept across Queensland, bringing heavy rain and hail.

This footage, posted to Twitter, shows rain pouring down and thunder clapping in a residential area.

9News reported that parts of Queensland were hit with giant hailstones, and a tornado was confirmed in the town of Pittsworth.

Queensland’s weather service had issued a warning for multiple severe thunderstorms, which was later downgraded to a heavy rainfall warning. Credit: @icathler via Storyful

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