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UDPATE: Severe storm warning CANCELLED for Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 5.30PM | Good news Gold Coast, the latest severe thunderstorm warning has just been cancelled.

The Bureau had earlier warned that we’d be in for more intense rainfall and storms throughout this evening, with a strengthening system pushing east over the hinterland.

It now looks to have weakened, causing the warning to be cancelled.


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The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

An emergency alert that was in place for Currumbin and Tallebudgera areas has now also been cancelled.

EARLIER @ 4.00PM | Another severe storm warning has been issued for southeast Queensland, as a new system pushes towards the Gold Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning at 3.30pm, forecasting heavy thunderstorms across parts of central and eastern Queensland.

The slow moving system is currently tracking east over the hinterland, and is set to affect the Gold Coast later this afternoon.

We’re being warned to prepare for more heavy rainfall, that may lead to flash flooding.

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

It comes as Tallebudgera and Currumbin continue to cop drenchings this afternoon, with another system re-intensifying there.

An emergency alert remains current for residents in those areas, with warnings to evacuate if necessary.

Related article: EMERGENCY ALERT: Watch & Act issued for Currumbin & Tallebudgera

A number of roads across the Gold Coast have already been affected by flash flooding:

  • Currumbin Creek Rd at Currumbin Waters between Stewart Rd and Nuban St
  • Currumbin Creek Rd at Currumbin Valley
  • Hotham Creek Rd at Willow Vale
  • Hardys Rd Bonogin
  • Birds Rd at Maudsland
  • Franklin Drive (Gold Coast Springbrook Road) Mudgeeraba
  • Tallebudgera Connection Road
  • West Burleigh Road at Burleigh
  • Tabilban Street at Burleigh
  • Mudgeeraba Road at Mudgeeraba
  • Laurence Drive at Nerang
  • Highfield Drive at Robina
  • Exit 89 Off and On Ramps at Burleigh Heads
  • Somerset Drive at Mudgeeraba
  • Old Coach Road at Burleigh Heads
  • Clagiraba Road at Clagiraba
  • Gunsynd Drive at Mudgeeraba
  • Galleon Way at Currumbin Waters
  • Vince Hinde Drive at Worongary
  • Scottsdale Drive at Robina

A severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued for the Northern Rivers area over the border.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don’t walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

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