Video: Radar shows storm cell smashing South East Queensland (ABC News) Brisbane’s overnight rainfall has equalled what it has received in the last six months, with a major thunderstorm bringing more than 100 millimetres to some parts of the city. East Brisbane had the biggest falls with 130mm — 112mm of that was recorded in one hour — while Brisbane city had 100mm. About 29,000 homes lost power and there were 208,000 lightning strikes. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services duty manager Brett Finnis said crews responded to more than 100 calls for assistance, mostly for alarms, minor flooding and electrical issues. He said flash flooding in some areas of the city took many drivers by surprise, with nine calls for help, but no swift-water rescues were required. Video: Severe rain hits New Farm in Brisbane overnight (ABC News) "It was very rapid, the water, the volume of jobs we were being called to, it was essentially like flicking a light switch. "It was quite the intense flurry of work, and it does signal for […]