WEATHER UPDATE - 11am, 23 October 2022
Published on 23 October 2022
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has urged residents to remain vigilant with more heavy rain predicted later today.
“Now is not a time to become complacent. We did not receive the extremely heavy falls overnight but there is more on the way," Mayor Tate said.
“Keep up to date through relevant media channels and social media.’’
Mayor Tate said the City’s CCTV camera network had identified vehicles crossing flooded roadways, putting the drivers and passengers at risk.
“These drivers went through Hardys Road and we have reported the registration numbers to Queensland Police. This sort of behaviour is dangerous and puts the individuals at risk as well as potentially, the rescue crews.’’
The City continues to monitor conditions closely as steady rain continues to fall.
Maximum rainfall on the Gold Coast over the past 24 hours was Springbrook with 133mm.
A severe weather warning remains in place which could bring further heavy rainfall with potential for dangerous flash flooding.
All Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to a large swell and rough conditions.
A Hazardous Surf Warning for Gold Coast waters is also current.
Gold Coast Waterways Authority is reminding boaties to carefully consider weather forecasts before venturing out and to stay off the waterways during bad weather.
The City’s three sandbag stations are open today until 6pm
They are located at:
- 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 stations. PLEASE drive carefully and to the conditions. If it's unsafe to be on the roads, please stay home.
To date, we have distributed around 4,000 sandbags to Gold Coasters.
STAY UP TO DATE
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