Thousands of Gold Coasters left in darkness after ferocious storm

More than 2000 homes and businesses on the Gold Coast are still without power after a ferocious storm lashed the city early this morning.

The suburbs most affected include Arundel, Carrara and Labrador, with some homes in Advancetown and Biggera Waters also in darkness.

The power outage is also reportedly causing havoc for local shopping centres.


Energex crews are busy working to restore power with an update to be provided at 11.30am.

Earlier, more than 15,000 homes were left in darkness as heavy rain and lightening battered the coast.