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Queensland Cleans Up After Wild 'Mini-Cyclone'

The state's southeast was hammered by a big storm on Sunday.

14/11/2016 11:24 AM AEDT | Updated 14/11/2016 11:59 AM AEDT
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Brisbane residents are cleaning up after wild weather battered the area on Sunday.

South-east Queensland is mopping up from wild storms that were so hectic they toppled shipping containers, shifted planes and crashed trees into homes.

The damaging storm cell smashed into the region on Sunday evening, lashing the area with torrential rain, destructive hail and brutal winds that were clocked at almost 160km/h at Brisbane Airport.

The so-called "mini-cyclone" also included golf-ball-sized hail that fell near Gympie where at least one roof was ripped off a building, Fairfax Media reports. Locals in the area were even knocked off their feet, literally, in the buffeting winds.

"This gust of breeze came and literally lifted me off my feet as I was coming up the stairs," Sue Collins, from the small town of Bauple, told the Nine Network.

Queensland authorities are on Monday mopping up from the storm, with pics emerging of the impact of the system, particularly on the Port of Brisbane.

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