Very large long-period waves were generated by the storm. Waves with significant wave heights of 7.1m and maximum heights 14.3m were recorded on the buoy off Stradbroke Island around 05/0700 UTC, coming from the east-northeast. The peak height measured on the Tweed Buoy was just over 14 m and this occurred at 1700 UTC on 6 March, when the significant wave height was between 5 and 6 metres. The wave periods were almost 13 seconds and approached from the east-northeast. Even in Moreton Bay a maximum wave height of over 3.5 metres was measured around 1500 UTC on 5 March. The worst effect from storm surge appears to have been in association with the Friday night's high tide at Currumbin on the Gold Coast when cars were floating around the car park. This was not a big tide (0.74 m below the Highest Astronomical Tide--HAT) and therefore the wave effects appear to have added over a metre to the tide.

Northeasterly gales in Moreton Bay early on Saturday raised the level of the Bay 0.7 metres. Cape Moreton's strongest winds were at 05/0500 UTC-- 30/56 knots (10-min mean) and peak gust 67 knots. 24 hour rainfall totals to 9am March 6 reached 284 mm. Up to 106,000 customers lost power during the passage of the subtropical storm through the greater Brisbane Metropolitan area, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast with tree and associated minor structural damage reported throughout the area and extending into northern New South Wales.

There were 3 fatalities associated with this event. A man is missing in the flooded Mary River near Gympie, a 10-year-old boy who was drowned after being swept away from his family when they tried to cross a creek in the Tweed River catchment; and an elderly woman drowned in a creek near Nambucca Heads (South of Coffs Harbour). Two people were rescued from a 4WD in a flooded creek on the northern Gold Coast. Five people were rescued from the top of their car in a flooded stream near Caboolture north of Brisbane. At Bundamba near Ipswich two girls fell into strong rapids and were rescued by Police. At Murphy's Creek near Toowoomba fire-fighters rescued a stranded motorist. Five people were rescued after they were swept into the sea by the run up from large waves. In Moreton Bay a French yachtsman was rescued after an air and sea search.

The State Emergency Services (SES) says its crews were called out to about 200 jobs across the Brisbane area, 80 on the Gold Coast and 70 on the Sunshine Coast. Most were minor roof damage and sandbagging requests. Police say there were many trees and power lines down across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba. On the Gold Coast, police say some cars became bogged in flooded roadways, although there are no reports of any injuries. The Warrego highway at Cunningham's Gap, west of Brisbane, was closed due to rockslides. Four metres of roadway were washed away on Sydney Street at Brassall in Ipswich as a bus passed over it.

Rockhampton Regional Council in partnership with the Queensland a…