**This Emergency Alert has been cancelled.**

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An Emergency Alert has been issued for Lockyer Valley, Ipswich, Laidley, Jimboomba and Amberley residents from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

Severe thunderstorms are forecast to affect the areas, which could lead to destructive winds and giant hail.

Residents should monitor local radio and visit www.bom.gov.au for more information.

For assistance contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500. Contact Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.