Storms tear through Australia's east, killing 1

A series of violent storms tore across Australia's east coast, sweeping one man down a storm drain to his death, blowing roofs off houses and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of buildings. Sunday's storms dumped golf ball-sized hail and torrential rains, causing flash flooding and knocking out power to more than 230,000 homes and businesses along a 180-kilometer stretch of southeast Queensland state coastline. More than 58,000 customers still had no electricity Monday, energy supplier Energex said. "It looks like there's been a bomb, a great big bomb go off in all the streets. It's just terrible," Brisbane city resident Davina Thomas told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Monday. "My daughter's had her roof blown off. It's in the pool."