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Roofs ripped off in severe Qld storm Heading Toward Brisbane

Two houses have lost their roofs and hundreds are without power as a severe thunderstorm tears across southeast Queensland.

State Emergency Services volunteers are on their way to Goombungee, near Toowoomba, after strong winds tore roofs off houses on Tuesday morning.

Properties near Esk have received about 30mm of rain in less than 10 minutes, and more than 600 people in the Somerset and Scenic Rim region are without power.

Bureau of Meteorology Senior Forecaster Brett Harrison said the powerful storm cell is "still packing a punch" as it moves east, and that Brisbane residents should brace for possible flash flooding and large hail.

"There is a chance that it will hold its form and remain severe as it moves towards Brisbane, particularly the northern suburbs," he told the ABC.

AAP

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