**This Emergency Alert has been cancelled.**

Earlier... 

An Emergency Alert has been issued for Woodridge, Beenleigh, Southport and Coomera residents from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

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

Residents are asked to seek shelter and 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.