SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE - 3.30pm Tuesday 29 March

Published on 29 March 2022

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The Gold Coast experienced significant rainfall throughout Monday and overnight into Tuesday with 200-350mm falling around the city since 9am yesterday.

Conditions have eased, and the Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled its severe weather warning for the Gold Coast.

There are currently about 20 roads closed due to flooding today. The City is urging Gold Coasters to drive to the conditions and remember that if it’s flooded, forget it.

Widespread heavy rainfall has caused rapid river and creek level rises, which is causing minor flooding in some areas.

The LDMG will stand down at 6pm tonight, however the City will continue to monitor conditions.

City crews will be out today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) assessing damage and beginning any clean up works required.

For flood or storm damage call the SES on 132 500 and in a life-threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).

Stay updated with all necessary resources and recovery information at the City dashboard – dashboard.cityofgoldcoast.com.au

Beaches

All Gold Coast beaches are closed due to dangerous surf conditions. We will monitor beaches and reassess the conditions again tomorrow morning.

City facilities

All Gold Coast sporting fields closed until further notice.

Sandbagging stations

There have been approximately 2570 sandbags collected since opening at 6am Monday 28 March.

Sandbagging stations are open today until 6pm and will be closed tomorrow.

Sandbagging locations:

232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama (next to City of Gold Coast Coomera Depot)
42-44 Boyd Street, Bilinga (use the service road, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot)
61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads (Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre)

Signage will be in place on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations.

PLEASE drive carefully and to the conditions. If it's unsafe to be on the roads, please stay home.

Important: sandbags can reduce the impact of flooding if they’re placed correctly in appropriate locations around property. They are not waterproof and will not stop the water completely.

Evacuation Assembly Point

A City Evacuation Assembly Point at the Elanora Community Centre on Galleon Way has been open overnight and will remain open until 6pm tonight. It will not reopen tomorrow.

There have been no evacuees attend the Evacuation Assembly Point.

Report a Problem

If you notice any potholes or damage to parks, download the City of Gold Coast App and use the Report a Problem function.

Recovery

This current weather event may be distressing for people impacted by the recent flooding events.

The Recovery Hotline remains activated where people can get information about accessing financial support, community services and also assistance with emotional support 1800 173 349.

Alternatively, the Community Recovery Hub at Palm Beach also remains open every day at the 11th Avenue Community Space, 26 Eleventh Avenue, Palm Beach from 9am to 5pm providing these services in person.

Swimming in Gold Coast waters

Rainfall can increase bacterial levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming.

As a precaution, always avoid swimming:

  • for at least one day after heavy rain at open beaches
  • for at least 3 days after heavy rain at rivers, lakes and estuaries
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.

For the latest information and advice regarding beach closures and water quality issues visit City alerts.