EMERGENCY ALERT: Gold Coast residents warned to brace for deluge

An emergency alert has been issued for residents in the Currumbin and Tallebudgera catchments with residents warned of possible flooding with intense rainfall expected in coming hours.

A low pressure system is expected to develop off the Queensland coast, bringing strong winds and very heavy rain.

Falls of between 100-150mm are likely across most of the Gold Coast with isolated falls of around 200 to 300mm possible in some areas including parts of the Gold Coast Hinterland.


Flash flooding is highly likely in many parts of the Gold Coast.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have urged residents in the Currumbin and Tallebudgera catchment areas to monitor the situation and be prepared to move to higher ground.

The bulk of the rain is expected to start hitting the Gold Coast from around 2am Monday morning and continue for several hours.

Damaging winds with gusts in excess of 90km/h are also expected.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises that a minor flood warning is in place for the Logan and Albert Rivers while a flood watch is in place for all other waterways on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* If near the coastline, stay well away from the water’s edge.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For urgent assistance call Triple zero.