EMERGENCY ALERT - NORTHERN GOLD COAST - 23 March 2021, 3pm

23 March 2021

*Watch and Act City of Gold Coast – 23 March 2021. Issued 3.15pm

From City of Gold Coast. Continued heavy rainfall may cause moderate flooding in coming hours at low lying properties near rivers and creeks on the Gold Coast, north of Pimpama.  

Monitor the situation. If under threat move to higher ground.

In a life-threatening emergency call triple zero. For flood damage call SES on 1 3 2 500.

Stay up to date at dashboard.cityofgoldcoast.com.au

Suburbs that may be impacted include:

Cedar Creek

Kingsholme

Luscombe

Wongawallan

Alberton

Gilberton

Jacobs Well

Norwell

Ormeau

Ormeau Hills

Southern Moreton Islands

Stapylton

Steiglitz

Woongoolba

Yatala

 

*A Watch and Act warning is issued when there is a heightened level of threat and conditions are changing. You need to be aware of your situation and be prepared to take action.

 

The latest Flood Warning for the Logan Albert River Basin

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/logan-albert-river-basin.shtml

 

Residents across the entire Gold Coast need to remain vigilant, take care on the roads and avoid non-essential travel.

 

Sandbag stations

City sandbagging stations will close at 6pm tonight and reopen tomorrow (Wednesday 24 March) at 7am:


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

Signage is on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations. Please drive carefully and to the conditions.
It is important to note that 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

Birds eye shot of the gold coast beaches and skyline.