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Damaging Storms Lash Parts Of Queensland

Heavy rain and damaging winds have battered communities in north and outback Queensland, leaving about 30,000 properties without power.

Wild storms swept in on Tuesday night and there are reports of some property damage, including part of an office building at the Mt Isa Hospital. No one was hurt in that incident.

At Moranbah, inland from Mackay, winds gusted beyond 100km/h and downed power lines and trees. At nearby Clermont, residents reported 8cm hail stones.

And the small town of Giru, just south of Townsville, copped more than 90mm of rain.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned more damaging and dangerous storms are likely to affect inland northern communities, from about Richmond and Hughenden, up to the Gulf of Carpentaria on Wednesday.

AAP

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