Storms batter the east coast of Australia with rain, wind, lightning and hail.
THE rain doesn't seem to have deterred many campers this Christmas weekend.
TERRIFIED screams are becoming a common occurrence through the streets of Rockhampton lately as an ugly menace explodes in great numbers.
RESIDENTS are advised a number of roads have been closed in the Gladstone region.
EMERGENCY Services are urging residents and motorists to be prepared, plan and have patience for the onslaught of wet weather expected.