UPDATE 1.30pm | An emergency alert flood warning is still in place for people in the north of the Gold Coast.
At 1.30pm, the weather bureau advised that the flood levels in the Albert River were close to record flood levels, and that the water levels in the Logan River were the the highest they have been since 1974.
“The Logan River at Maclean Bridge is currently at 18.56 metres and rising. It’s expected to peak near 19.50 metres early Friday evening,” BOM said.
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“The Albert River at Wolffdene peaked at 13.55 metres around 8:00 am Friday and is currently at 12.35 metres.”
Residents in the affected areas including Alberton, Stapylton, Woongoolba, Gilberton and Steiglitz were advised to evacuate immediately this morning due to the rising flood levels.
A full list of the roads involved in the evacuation can be found below.
EARLIER 9.00am | An emergency alert flood warning has been issued for people in the north of the Gold Coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted major flooding will develop downstream along the Albert River this morning and that low lying areas may flood extensively.
Residents in the affected area including Staplyton-Jacobs Well Road, Norwell Road, Eggersdorf Road, Kerkin Road and Pimpama-Jacobs Well Road should warn their neighbours, secure their belongings and move to higher ground immediately.
Queensland Police are currently door knocking a key area in the north of the city and are also requesting people to evacuate the following areas:
- Quinns Hill Road East
- Rossmans Road
- Wohlsen Road
- Zipfs Road
- Bruckner Road
- Cooks Road
- Rotary Park Road
The exit roads are: Burnside Road; Eggersdorf Road and Mirambeena Drive.
Police are assessing how wide the flood impact may be and have urged residents in the below areas to also consider evacuating:
- Cowley Road
- Finglas Road
- Goldmine Road
- Creek Street
- Minka Lane
- Halfway Drive
Residents are being urged to relocate to the Ormeau evacuation centre, which is located at 3 Cuthbert Drive Ormeau.
“Your home may not be inundated but the flood waters will be high for several days and you may be land locked. Please evacuate and take care when driving,” police said in a statement.
- For flood assistance call the State Emergency Service on 1 3 2 500.
- In a life threatening emergency call triple zero (000).