BREAKING | Emergency alert sent to residents on northern Gold Coast

LATEST @ 5.45 PM | City of Gold Coast has confirmed the immediate floodwater threat for Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale is now easing.

Residents in the northern Gold Coast suburbs are still being urged to remain vigilant.

A refuge centre has been set up at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre for those whose homes have flooded and need somewhere to go.


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UPDATE @ 2.00 PM | An Emergency Alert flood message has been sent via text message to residents near the Coomera River on the northern Gold Coast.

The message was issued by Gold Coast Council just before 2.00pm this afternoon, with fears some properties may be impacted by floodwater in the Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale area.

“Flood modelling indicates that properties adjacent to the Coomera River and Saltwater Creek may be impacted,” the warning message reads.

“Residents are being urged to monitor the situation and if necessary, move to higher ground.”

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre has since been opened up as a place of refuge this afternoon.

“If you have evacuated and cannot stay with relatives or friends the centre will provide shelter and support,” City of Gold Coast said.

The centre is located at 35 Beattie Road in Coomera.

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The Bureau of Meteorology earlier issued a flood warning for the Coomera River at Oxenford, stating that it had reached a new flood level record of 8.2 metres, however they have since confirmed this was incorrect.

“Please be aware that earlier messages that the Coomera River at Oxenford Weir had reached a new flood level record above 2.5m were incorrect due to inconsistent data being recorded at the station,” BOM said.

“The current level is 3.02m and not 8.6m as initially reported.”

River levels are easing along the Coomera River this afternoon, with the severe thunderstorm warning for the Gold Coast also cancelled.

EARLIER @ 12.00 PM | A flood warning has been issued for the Coomera River on the northern Gold Coast as heavy rainfall continues to wreak havoc across the city.

The Bureau of Meteorology says flood levels are rising along the Coomera River at Oxenford, with heavy rainfall expected to continue for the next few hours with higher levels possible.

A flood warning also remains in place for the Logan and Albert Rivers, with the Logan River at Beaudesert currently at 6.06 metres and rising.

The Albert River at Wolffdene is currently at 4.00 metres and rising, while the Albert River at Beenleigh is currently at 1.17 metres with the bureau warning it’s likely to exceed the moderate flood level of 4.50m Thursday evening based on forecast rainfall.

“Rapid river level rises have been recorded and are continuing at many locations across the Logan and Albert River catchments,” BOM said.

“Further river level rises are possible, as showers and storms with further heavy falls are forecast for the rest of Thursday.”

The weather bureau says the situation will be closely monitored and further updates will be provided as required.

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