The majority of homes and businesses in the following suburbs are expected to have power restored by 6pm today (Tuesday, 29 January 2013). Localised street or individual property power issues will mean some homes and businesses will continue to be without supply beyond this time. Sections of some of these suburbs may also have power supplied from a different part of the electricity network where restoration may take longer. Later today, we will provide a further list of areas to be restored by 6am tomorrow. We will continue to provide lists as information becomes available. Advancetown Albion Aratula Ashgrove Aspley Bahrs Scrub Beechmont Beenleigh Beerwah Bellbowrie Bellmere Bells Creek Berrinba Bethania Birkdale Booroobin Boronia Heights Bowen Hills Brookfield Browns Plains Buccan Buderim Bundamba Burleigh Heads Burpengary Caboolture South Camp Hill Caurramore Chermside West Chuwar Clayfield Coes Creek Conondale Coochin Creek Coorparoo Crohamhurst Currumbin Waters Doonan Drewvale Dulong Eight Mile Plains Elaman Creek Elanora Elimbah Everton Hills Everton Park Fairney View Fernvale Ferny Grove Ferny Hills Flaxton Forestdale Frazerview Gatton Glamoran Vale Grantham Greenbank Gumdale Heritage Park Hillcrest Holmview Hunchy Jimboomba Kallangur Karalee Karana Downs Kenmore Kingston Kippa-Ring Kurwongbah Lake Manchester Landsborough Logan Central Logan Reserve Lower Beechmont Lower Tenthill Maleny Margate Marsden McDowall Moggill Moodlu Moorina Moorooka Morayfield Mount Crosby Mount Sylvia Mount Walker Muirlea Narangba New Beith Norman Park North Booval North Tivoli Ocean View Oxley Park Ridge Peachester Perwillowen Petrie Placid Hills Pullenvale Ransome Redcliffe Reedy Creek Reesville Regents Park Rignwood Rochedale Rochedale South Rocklea Rocksberg Runcorn Seventeen Mile Rocks Sheldon Stafford Heights Sunnybank Sunnybank Hills Tallebudgera Tarome Tarragindi The Gap Thornton Tinbeerwah Tivoli Towen Mountain Townson Upper Brookfield Upper Caboolture Varsity Lakes Vernor Wakerley Wamuran Wanora Waterford Waterford West Wellington Point West Woombye Windsor Wooloowin Woombye Yeronga Yerongpilly
Power has been restored to more than 270,000 homes and businesses which is equivalent to 90 per cent of those who lost electricity during the severe weather. Link
Energex has restored power to almost 150,000 extra homes and businesses during a 24 hour mass mobilisation of crews, in addition to the 80,000 homes and businesses that had power restored between Saturday morning and Monday evening. Fifty crews will be working through the night and 300 from first light tomorrow. Our goal for Wednesday is to restore all but those customers isolated by floodwaters, access issues caused by fallen trees, or in areas where the electricity network requires major restoration. Link
In the past two hours, more than 12,000 lightning strikes have been recorded around ENERGEX's South East Queensland power network.
The majority of homes and businesses in the following suburbs are expected to have power restored by 6am tomorrow (Wednesday, 30 January 2013). Localised street or individual property power issues will mean some homes and businesses will continue to be without supply beyond this time. Sections of some of these suburbs may also have power supplied from a different part of the electricity network where restoration may take longer. We will continue to provide lists as information becomes available. Advancetown Alexandra Hills Beechmont Beechmont Beerburrum Benobble Binna Burra Booroobin Boyland Burpengary Burpengary East Caboolture Camp Hill Capalaba Chelmer Chuwar Clagiraba Cleveland Coorparoo Crohamhurst Deception Bay Diddillibah Eagle Heights Eerwah Vale Elimbah Eumundi Graceville Greenbank Guanaba Herston Highvale Holland Park West Jimboomba Kelvin Grove Kholo Kiels Mountain Lake Manchester Logan Central Lower Beechmont Maleny Maudsland Moorooka Mount Crosby Mount Gravatt Mount Nathan Mount Nebo Mount Tamborine Muirlea Nathan New Beith Norman Park North Tamborine Ormiston Palmwoods Peachester Rocklea Rosemount Russell Island Samford Valley Sherwood Tarragindi Upper Coomera Wights Mountain Witheren Wonglepong Woodridge Woombye Yeerongpilly Yeronga
**Please share to keep friends and family safe** Energex power update @ 10:30am: We're currently experiencing techinical issues with our website and we're working on fixing it as soon as possible. In the interim, here is the latest information about restoration efforts in South East Queensland: - 200,000 without power - 1,200 fallen powerlines (2,000 in the last 24 hours) - Some areas may be without power until tomorrow, and in some cases Wednesday - No specific restoration times for individual areas. Today's priority is repairing the 'backbone' of the electricity network to restore power to as many people as possible. Our crews are continuing to restore power across South East Queensland, however, dangerous conditions, flooded roadways and other access issues are delaying restoration work. We will continue working day and night until all power is restored. Thank you for your patience.
Now have more than 400 powerlines down in SEQ. Please stay well away, keep others away and call us on 13 19 62 if you see a line down.
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**Please share to keep friends and family safe** Energex power update @ 2:00pm There are around 230,000 without power in SEQ with almost 2,000 fallen powerlines. The affected areas by Council region are: Brisbane – 88,000 Sunshine Coast – 32,000 Gold Coast – 28,000 Moreton Bay – 28,000 Logan – 22,000 Redlands – 15,000 Gympie – 5,500 Ipswich – 5,000 Scenic Rim – 4,500 Lockyer – 2,000 Somerset – 300 We are hoping to have power restored to 40,000 homes and businesses by tonight. Our crews will continue working over the coming days to restore power to all affected areas. Due to flooded roads and other access issues, some areas will not receive power until tomorrow at the earliest. Thanks for your patience.
Beware of a scammer telling homeowners their electricity will be cut due to arrears and asking for credit card details. Ph police on 131444.
Good morning everyone. Energex crews and vegetation contractors have made good progress overnight. We have 300 crews working to continue power restoration today, and our goal is to have all but those customers isolated by floodwaters, access issues caused by fallen trees, or in areas where the electricity network requires major restoration connected by the end of the day. We will post a list soon of areas expected to have power restored today. Thanks for your patience.
There are around 222,000 without power in SEQ with almost 2,000 fallen powerlines. Many areas won't be restored until tomorrow.
**Please share to keep friends and family safe** Energex power update @ 4:00pm There are around 222,000 without power in SEQ with almost 2,000 fallen powerlines. The affected areas by Council region are: Brisbane 79,917 Gold Coast 35,571 Gympie 4,137 Ipswich 6,296 Logan 24,991 Redland 10,995 Moreton Bay 24,536 Scenic Rim 6,433 Sunshine Coast 28,649 Somerset 354 Lockyer Valley 438 If any electrical appliance has been in contact with water it MUST be checked by a licensed electrician before use, or thrown away. Remember: If in doubt, throw it out. If you have water inundation, flooding or water in switchboards contact an electrician to get your home or business assessed and repaired.
**Please share to keep friends and family safe** Energex power update – 5:45am This morning, 160,000 homes and businesses are without power across South East Queensland. Overnight, our crews worked tirelessly to restore power to more than 55,000 people across the region. Since ex-cyclone Oswald arrived in the South East on Saturday morning, Energex has repaired 3,000 fallen powerlines, with another 1,100 to go. 400 crews will be out working today, with a target to restore power to an extra 100,000 homes and businesses by 6pm. Our priority will be making fallen powerlines safe, and restoring hospitals, sewage and water infrastructure, major arterial roads and schools. The latest power outages by Council area are: Brisbane - 56060 Gold Coast - 22796 Gympie - 3037 Ipswich - 3418 Lockyer Valley - 1205 Logan - 19731 Redland - 14371 Moreton Bay - 20071 Scenic Rim - 6420 Sunshine Coast - 18669 Somerset - 392 Thank you for your patience as we work to restore power across South East Queensland.
More than 130,000 have lost power in the last 24 hours, crews restored 40,000. Many areas without power until tomorrow due to weather.
**Please share to keep friends and family safe** Energex power update @ 6:00pm Total currently without power – 250,000. The affected areas by Council region are: Brisbane 70,116 Gold Coast 36,164 Gympie 4,137 Ipswich 3,333 Logan 22,569 Redland 9,860 Moreton Bay 21,205 Scenic Rim 6,433 Sunshine Coast 25,582 Somerset 354 Lockyer Valley 438 Total affected by power interruptions – Almost a quarter of the SEQ power network has been affected since the start of the event (midday Saturday), impacting more customers than the total number of customers affected during the January 2011 floods.
Energex crews will be working to restore power in the following suburbs today and tonight (Wednesday 30 January). Localised street or individual property power issues may mean some homes and businesses will continue to be without supply beyond today. Sections of some of these suburbs may also have power supplied from a different part of the electricity network. Albany Creek Alberton Algester Allenview Aratula Armstrong Creek Augustine Heights Bardon Beechmont Beenleigh Beerwah Bella Creek Belli Park Bellthorpe Binna Burra Black Mountain Bollier Booroobin Borumba Dam Brendale Brookfield Brooloo Buccan Burpengary Burpengary East Calamvale Camp Mountain Carters Ridge Cashmere Cedar Grove Cedar Vale Chambers Flat Chapel Hill Chevallum Clagiraba Coes Creek College View Conondale Coolabine Cooroy Crohamhurst Crowley Vale Curramore Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters Dayboro Deception Bay Dulong Eagle Heights Eagleby East Brisbane Eatons Hill Eerwah Vale Elaman Creek Ellen Grove Enoggera Reservoir Eudlo Eumundi Fishermans Pocket Flaxton Forest Lake Gheerulla Glasshouse Mountains Glastonbury Glenview Guanaba Gympie Highvale Holland Park West Hunchy Ilkley Imbil Jimboomba Jolleys Lookout Kagaru Karragarra Island Kenmore Kenmore Hills King Scrub Laceys Creek Lake Borumba Lake Clarendon Lake Macdonald Lamb Island Landsborough Langshaw Larapinta Logan Reserve Logan Village Loganlea Lower Beechmont Macleay Island Maleny Mapleton Marys Creek Maudsland Meadowbrook Mooloolah Valley Moorang Moorooka Mount Coottha Mount Cotton Mount Nebo Mount Pleasant Mount Tamborine Moy Pocket Munruben Nahrunda Noosa North Shore North Tamborine Obi Obi Oxenford Pallara Palmwoods Peachester Perwillowen Pinjarra Hills Point Lookout Pullenvale Reesville Ridgewood Rocklea Rosevale Russell Island Salisbury Samford Valley Scrubby Creek Sheldon Southside Springbrook Stanmore Stapylton Steiglitz Stockleigh Sunnybank Hills Tallebudgera Tallebudgera Valley Tamborine Tanawha Tarragindi Teewah The Palms Thornlands Tinbeerwah Toowong Towen Mountain Undullah Upper Brookfield Upper Coomera Upper Glastonbury Veresdale Verrierdale Warner Waterford Wights Mountain West Woombye Widgee Willawong Witheren Wongawallan Woodhill Wooloongabba Woombye Woongoolba Wootha Yandina Creek Yatala
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**Please share to keep friends and family safe** Energex power update @ 8:00pm There are around 232,000 without power in SEQ with almost 1,700 fallen powerlines. The affected areas by Council region are: Brisbane 71,000 Gold Coast 54,000 Gympie 4,191 Ipswich 4,521 Logan 20,327 Redland 15,104 Moreton Bay 21,229 Scenic Rim 7,013 Sunshine Coast 28,657 Somerset 5,000 Lockyer Valley 438 Major affected suburbs are included on our website although this list is not exhaustive.
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Storm restoration update in SEQ Total customers affected by storms = 86,000 Power restored to date = 42,000 Lightning strikes since 1pm = 40,000 Top wind gusts = 95km/h Top rainfall = Highvale 94mm, Slacks Creek 89mm We currently have 128 crews contuning to restore power across South East Queensland. Biggest cause of damage has been trees blown into overhead powerlines and lightning strikes on the electricity network. Also had some water damage to underground equipment from localised heavy rainfalls. Still a lot of work ahead with hundreds of separate jobs on the books. Thanks for your patience