A significant level of storm activity occurred in the South-East part of Queensland during the period 16 to 20 November 2008, causing damage to housing in many parts of Brisbane. Teams from the CTS conducted surveys of housing damage in The Gap and Redbank Plains from the 16 November storm, and in Paddington from the 19 November storm. The peak gust wind speed for both events were estimated to be less than the current design wind speed for Brisbane. Common types of damage were falling tree impacts, water ingress past both failed and intact doors and windows, flying debris damage to windows and doors, and complete failure of door and window units. Recommendations are made for improved building practices and amendments to BCA requirements. JCU Cyclone Testing Station Technical Report 55 April 2009.