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Severe thunderstorm warning for Central Coast and Whitsundays

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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for people in parts of Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast District.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting heavy rainfall and damaging winds between Mackay and Proserpine this afternoon.

“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours,” the warning reads.

“Locations which may be affected include Eungella.”

What you should do:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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