WEATHER EVENT - 12 February 2020 - Update 4pm

12 February 2020

General Weather/Safety  Messages

  • The Bureau has forecast more rainfall and storms on the Gold Coast throughout the evening.
  • They are predicting a slow moving band of heavy showers and thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall.

·         The City is on standby with personnel ready to respond to any safety issues around the city.

·         We also continue to monitor a possible swell event predicted for our beaches in coming days.

·         Our beach crews with heavy machinery are in place to respond as necessary.

·         The following beaches were closed to swimming today: Elkhorn Ave, Staghorn Ave, Narrowneck, North Narrowneck, Seaway South, Seaway North.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that during heavy rain and storms people should:

- Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded forget it.

- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.

- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines. 

- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

 

Beach Messages

  • A number of beaches may be closed in coming days due to strong swells, king tides and tidal surges
  • Late today five beaches were closed – Breaker st, North and South Narrowneck, Elkhorn Ave, and Staghorn Ave.

         Follow the direction of lifeguards and always swim between the flags

Sandbags

At this stage no sandbagging stations are open. We encourage residents who are concerned to purchase sandbags from hardware stores.

 

Birds eye shot of the gold coast beaches and skyline.