Gold Coast flooding, road closures mark wet weekend
Motorists were caught by surprise on Sunday when heavy rain caused a number of roads to be cut across the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast Bulletin reported some parts of the region received hundreds of millimetres of rain in just 24 hours with several drivers caught out in their cars by flash flooding over the weekend.
RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said while most roads had reopened across the region, there was still plenty of water around, so drivers needed to be cautious.
“Some of the roads that went underwater on Sunday may be damaged, so it’s important drivers slow down and take their time so as to not do any damage to the car,” Ms Ross said.
“The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) warning the wild weather will continue today with hailstones and damaging winds expected. That means drivers need to be on the lookout for flash flooding because those roads which were under yesterday, could quickly go under again with enough rain.
“And always remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.”
In the far north of the State, Ms Ross said residents were on alert to Tropical Cyclone (TC) Trevor as it moved west-southwest towards the Cape York Peninsula coast.
“We’re well and truly still in the thick of storm season and with TC Trevor off the coast, it’s something residents need to watch, and prepare for in case we see wild weather in the coming days,” she said.
“Make sure you’ve got your up-to-date emergency kit on hand as well as an evacuation plan in case you need it.”