LATEST @ 2.50PM: An emergency alert has been issued for parts of the Gold Coast increasing the risk of flooding.
There is now a Watch and Act for the lower areas of the Currumbin, Mudgeeraba and Tallebudgera catchment areas.
Between 60 and 160 mm of rain has been recorded on the Gold Coast since 9 a.m., with most of the rain falling in the past three hours.
Tallebudgera Creek is already experiencing severe flooding, while Currumbin Creek is already experiencing severe flooding the water level is also rising.
The river in Clearview is currently at 3.34 meters, while in Evandale it is currently at 0.43 meters.
There is also moderate flooding in Mudgeeraba Creek, where the water level is 3 , 52 meters.
The Bureau of Meteorology said that shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, “very dangerous” thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Beenleigh and Jacobs Well.
« These thunderstorms are moving to the north and are anticipated hitting the confluences of the Logan River, Russell Island and Mount Cotton at 1:20 p.m. and Logan City, Slacks Creek and Tingalpa Reservoirs at 1:50 p.m.
Other severe thunderstorms were on the weather radar near Mount Tamborine , Coomera and Numinbah Valley.
Springbrook, Canungra and Hope Island are expected to be affected by 1:20 p.m. and Tamborine and the area south of Canungra by 1:50 p.m.
Hotham Creek Also cut 102mm in 1 hour to 12:55 p.m., while Mount Nathan added 105mm in 1 hour today.
The council has opened three sandbag stations on the coast for residents who fear their property will be affected by flooding could be.
Drivers are also encouraged to stay away from the roads. In the past hour, emergency responders have been called to a number of rapid water rescues across the city.
« There is significant rainfall and localized flooding in the Gold Coast suburbs, including Mudgeeraba, Robina, Bonogin, Currumbin, Nerang, Reedy Creek, Tallai and others, « said Qieensland police.
These include Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Currumbin, Miami Beach, North Burleigh, Palm Beach, Rainbow Bay, Tugun, Main Beach Point Lookout and Currimundi.
All Waste and recycling centers have also closed their doors, and the City of Gold Coast re-evaluated the reopening this morning.
Phone 132 500 for SES storm and flood assistance. Queensland Health 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Queensland Traffic and Travel Information 13 19 40.
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