Cars were submerged in the carpark of Maryborough's Downer EDI during the storm.
Cars were submerged in the carpark of Maryborough's Downer EDI during the storm.

Storm hits Maryborough, Hervey Bay, causing extensive damage

A WILD storm has downed power lines, caused flash flooding and ripped the roofs off houses in Maryborough on Monday afternoon.

Lennox St in Maryborough was one of the areas that was hit hardest, with reports of power lines lying in the street and roofs extensively damaged due to strong winds and rain.

A photo circulating on social media showed extensive flooding in the carpark of Maryborough's Downer EDI, with cars submerged after heavy rain caused flash flooding. 

Another photo showed a tree which had fallen across a car at Station Square.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, more than 49mm of rain fell in Maryborough during the storm, while a Tinana resident reported 55mm of rain fell in that area.

After hitting Maryborough, the storm then hit Hervey Bay, River Heads and Fraser Island.


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