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Hail damage Springfield: Storm damages more than 1700 homes in Queensland city Ipswich

A catastrophic hail storm that hit Queensland’s southeast over the weekend caused extensive damage to hundreds of properties, with the clean-up operation “bigger than anyone expected”.

Ipswich City mayor Teresa Harding has urged residents to be patient as council staff, SES volunteers and emergency services help those affected.

“There has been extensive damage caused to over 1700 properties, including roofs, ceilings and windows, across a large area,” Ms Harding said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The clean-up operation is much bigger than anyone anticipated and this means it may take extra time to get to everyone.”

Ms Harding said additional support would be provided through the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the National Resource Sharing Centre in the coming days.

A resident said this was the damage to their roof in Springfield Lakes. Credit: 7NEWS.com.au
Severe thunderstorms hammered the Sunshine State on Saturday, dropping tennis ball-sized hail on cars and homes.
Severe thunderstorms hammered the Sunshine State on Saturday, dropping tennis ball-sized hail on cars and homes. Credit: Seven

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