Intense Storm Sweeps Past Brisbane Airport

StoryfulPublished: May 31, 2017Updated: June 1, 2017
Published: May 31, 2017Updated: June 1, 2017

Three people were forced to take shelter behind a pillar in Brisbane Airport on November 13 after strong storm swept through southeast Queensland.

Paul Nelson, his son Benny, and his partner were returning home from Cairns when a severe storm with <a href="http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/11/13/16/00/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-noosa-and-gypie-in-southeast-queensland" target="_blank">gusts of up to 157 kilometres per hour</a> hit the airport.

The storm around the airport was described by witnesses as “tornado-like,” according to the <a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/storm-warning-for-southeast-queensland/news-story/821ddbc5845299b2e4efa205a79355ba" target="_blank">Courier Mail</a>. The storm has also reportedly knocked out power for around 8,000 homes in the region.

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