Passersby called emergency services after concerns the building was on fire, but after evacuating the top levels, fire crews determined the smoke was actually steam emitted from the heat of numerous strikes hitting the tower's lightning rod.
Energex crews from across Queensland have been pulled into the south east to assist with emergency repairs this morning, with a heatwave making matters worse for all those homes unable to use their air conditioners and fans.
On Monday morning, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40,000 properties without electricity, Brisbane nearly 7,000 and Redland City about 2,300.
Energex spokesman Justin Coomber said 265,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the area, more than double the average.
A SEVERE thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hail has been issued for the Gold Coast as a cluster of storms edge closer towards the city.
ASUS Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 lite leak spill all the beans
The exact release date of Asus ZenFone 5 is not installed, but it will reveal during the announcement at the end of this month. Another smartphone from the Asus ZenFone 5 series has been leaked by famed tipster Evan Blass through via Twitter.
Nunes Wants Carter Page's FISA Court Transcripts
According to Ohr, Steele "was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president". We can look back on Whitewater; FBI Filegate; Travelgate; and attacking the female victims of her husband, Bill Clinton.
While thousands of concert goers were evacuated from Brisbane's Riverstage before USA band Paramore were set to take the stage, with concerns about the heavy rain and amount of lightening strikes above.
A beloved Miami Catholic school teacher who recently married her partner, was sacked mere days later, angering parents. A first-grade teacher was at a Catholic school in Florida days after tying the knot in a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The entire amount is allocated to different heads but the largest share has been granted to the Polavaram multi-purpose project, which is the biggest bone of contention between the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh and the Centre.
He was asked by Marvel to play the Hulk in The Avengers and was approached again for the titular role of Doctor Strange . Taking into account the pace at which Warner Bros.is treating the project, it may take a couple of years or more.
This time, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Foster has been arrested for charges relating to domestic violence. The 49ers' inside linebacker and former first-round draft pick now is being held on $75,000 bail in the county jail.
The 30-year old male bus driver was arrested for risky driving causing death and unsafe driving causing grievous bodily harm. And last September, a Hong Kong bus driver who had worked 13-hour shifts for several days in a row crashed, killing three.
Three months later, a church in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, was struck by a homemade bomb which injured four people. A 22-year-old man armed with a sword or machete attacked members of the congregation at St Lidwina Church.
Day 2 of the team figure skating events include the ice dance short dance, the pairs free skate and the women's short program. Team USA is again in position to medal when the event concludes in PyeongChang on February 12.
However, WhatsApp's support for payments is highly anticipated because of the app's huge popularity among Indian users. You need to then select the SIM card in case you have a dual SIM phone and select your bank from the list of banks.
Of course, they're within their rights; they've paid so can have opinions, but I want fans to be with us for 90 minutes". Just 49 seconds in, Ronaldo crossed the ball to the penalty spot where Lucas Vazquez turned it in with a header.
He has been unable to compete for players such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, who all joined Manchester United. Alvaro Morata is still out injured, so we could see Olivier Giroud getting his first start for the club in the Premier League .
Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe give U.S. 2-0 lead in Fed Cup
She is now one title short of matching Court's all-time record for Slam singles titles of 24 - a mark she is determined to better. The 27-year-old Kvitova, who triumphed at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, secured the win against Bencic on her first match point.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: I have nothing to prove
Despite a big-money move to United in the summer of 2016, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho never appeared convinced by Mkhitaryan. And it's too early to compare them to each other, I still need time to work with Arsene Wenger.
Speeding train kills four wild elephants in Assam
A North East Frontier Railway spokesman said the trains maintain a speed limit of 20 km per hour in the elephant corridors. There are almost 30,000 elephants in India and in 2017 an estimated 60 of the animals were killed on train tracks.
Kim Jong Un's sister stealing show at Olympics
Abe said during the talks: "The firm trilateral relationship of Japan , the United States and South Korea will never be shaken". Fred Warmbier, who also attended Trump's State of the Union address, has since denounced North Korea.
South Korean President Meets With Kim's Sister
On Thursday, North Korea said its official delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics had no intention of meetings its US counterpart. The North's state-run news agency said talks with President Moon Jae-in were "frank" but failed to mention the summit invitation.
Some Arkansans Took A Cold Plunge Early Saturday
Prior to 2016, the Gaels had also previously been tops among all participating Westchester teams in 2010 and 2011. Registration is taken at the event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge starts at 11 a.m.
Ron Howard Admits Initial Reluctance To Direct 'Solo
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on May 25, 2018 . "I think George felt pretty great about that", Kennedy said. However, Howard doesn't really want to talk about who filmed what and whose work remains in the final cut.
Gymnastics Doctor will do life in Arizona
Dozens of women and girls testified at Nassar's MI sentencing hearings, telling judges how his sexual abuse changed their lives. The scandal prompted U.S. lawmakers to push legislation forward to establish a special committee to investigate why the U.S.
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Whichever team gets to No. 1, it's sure to spark debate. "I will go right back to the line like I did last time", Hall said. So the edge, I think, goes to Virginia. "They played a lot harder", De'Andre Hunter added. "I" m thankful for the start.
Scalise: Where Is Pelosi's New DACA Push Coming From?
Democrats expressed frustration with Ryan's stance, arguing they could force Trump's hand by passing a bipartisan compromise. After he signed the budget plan into law Friday, Trump tweeted that, "fortunately, DACA [is] not included in this bill".
Turkey resumes airstrikes on Kurdish-held enclave
The battle lines are getting clearer in Syria and Assad is firmly in the saddle after a ferocious campaign by Russian Federation . A helicopter is seen firing two rockets in the area as plumes of smoke from the crash rise over the trees.
Alex Bowman puts No. 88 on the pole for Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports rookie William Byron has posted the fastest lap in practice for the Daytona 500. The Homestead race, Patrick said, represented her end of the road as far as the grand passion of the moment.