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13 February 2020

Sandbagging stations open


The City has opened its three sandbagging stations this morning and they will remain open until 5pm.

They are located at:

 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama (next to City of Gold Coast Coomera Depot)

46 Boyd St, Bilinga (use the service road, next...

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WEATHER EVENT update - 13 February 9am


The City continues to experience heavy rainfall and storms and we have several roads closed across the city.

Remember to drive to conditions and if it's flooded, forget it.

There is also a hazardous surf warning for Gold Coast waters and as such...

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12 February 2020

WEATHER EVENT - 12 February 2020 - Update 4pm


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...

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Severe Weather Warning - 10am 12 February 2020


The Bureau has issued a severe weather warning for parts of the Gold Coast this morning.

They are predicting a slow moving band of heavy showers and thunderstorms likely to produce heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises...

Severe Weather Warning - 10am 12 February 2020 photo


6 February 2020

WEATHER EVENT - 06 February 2020 - Update 4pm


The Gold Coast continues to experience rain across the city however no reports of significant damage or flooding have been received.

We are urging everyone however to continue to monitor the Bureau’s website and social media and listen to local radio in...

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SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - 06 February 2020, as at 10.30am


 The City is experiencing severe rain across the Gold Coast especially around the hinterland areas.

We are expecting flash flooding in some areas and we're asking everyone to monitor the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest information and  listen to local...

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