Severe thunderstorm response – Cooroy (Sunshine Coast)

Emergency Management Queensland

UPDATE:
Emergency crews continue to work at Cooroy following a severe weather event that hit the area this afternoon. Eight Queensland Fire and Rescue (QFRS) crews and multiple State Emergency Services (SES) crews are currently on scene. The SES have received 21 requests for assistance in the Cooroy area. Six crews from the Sunshine Coast SES are currently en route to the incident to support the Cooroy SES their response.
 
Five houses located in Cooroy are now reported to have lost their roofs. Six commercial structures in the main street of Cooroy have also sustained significant damage. Multiple landslips have also been reported in the Cooroy area, resulting in the closure of some roads. Emergency services are receiving reports of trees and powerlines down at Pearl Street, Kauri Street, Ponderosa Drive, Lawnville Road and Booyong Drive. There have been no reports of injuries at this time.
The Local Disaster Management Group has activated and are operating out of Tewantin.
– End Update –
An Incident Control Centre (ICC) has been established at Cooroy following a severe weather event that hit the area this afternoon.
Six Queensland Fire and Rescue (QFRS) crews and multiple State Emergency Services (SES) crews are currently on scene.
Three houses located in Cooroy are reported to have lost their roofs. Emergency services are also receiving multiple reports of trees and powerlines down at Pearl Street, Kauri Street, Ponderosa Drive, Lawnville Road and Booyong Drive.
Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) is urging residents to remain vigilant. If residents require storm and flood assistance they should contact the SES on 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency, which includes vehicles trapped in floodwater, always dial triple zero (000).