Three tornadoes swept across eastern Australia on Saturday, injuring more than a dozen people, 5.6 thousand homes were without electricity as a result of failure of electricity cables, television reported ABC News.
Tornado hit the town of Bargara, Burnett Heads, and Kunarr a few kilometers from Bundaberg on the west coast of the continent in the state of Queensland, with about 13.00 to 15.00 (7.00-9.00 MSK).
It is reported that the infrastructure of the cities badly damaged. In these and a number of neighboring towns in the morning was declared a storm warning. Several schools evacuated students.
Near the coastal town of Gladstone waves reached 4.8 meters. For some time, interrupted rail service between cities Rockhampton and Cairns. Weather Service also warned of possible flooding in the region during the day expected loss of up to 400 millimeters of rain.
Previously struck the northern part of the country's cyclone "Oswald" has caused a flood. Prior to that, in the south-east of Australia established a monstrous heat, in the country at the same time more than a hundred blazing fires.