5.30PM: MORE than one thousand Gold Coast homes and businesses are now without power as heavy rain continues to fall across the city.
More than 780 buildings were initially blacked out at Mudgeeraba, Tallai and Tallebudgera just before 5pm.
That number has since risen to 1058 and now includes customers in Gilston and Advancetown.
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A further 1500 customers are also without power in the Scenic Rim.
Energex crews have been dispatched.