Apparently they've had 3 confirmed tornadoes now and I have to admit I'm starting to get a little bit worried and hoping it settles down a bit before it gets to the South East. We've done what we can to make sure our downstairs doesn't flood, but with the rainfall totals they're talking about I"m not sure that what we've done will be good enough anyway.
I hope everyone up north is safe.
Looks like more to come:
At 4pm EST, Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald was slow moving over the Central Highlands and Coalfields district, about 75km east northeast of Emerald and 250km west northwest of Gladstone. Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald is expected to move south southeast this evening and through Sunday, contracting into New South Wales on Monday.
This post has been edited by Copacetic: 26/01/2013, 05:58 PM
Damaging winds, with gusts of around 110km/h are expected over the Wide Bay and Burnett, northern stretches of the Sunshine Coast and northern parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt district. Wind gusts in excess of 125km/h may occur and this could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.
These conditions are expected to contract southwards into the Southeast Coast district and also extend west to the Great Dividing Range during Sunday, with destructive wind gusts in excess of 125 km/h possibly developing, which could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas.
There have been multiple reports of tornado activity through the northern Wide Bay this afternoon. Currently radar imagery suggests the strong possibility of a tornado about 30km west of Maryborough moving south southwest at about 50km/h.