Weather and recovery update 11.30am 6 March

City crews assist with flood recovery

Weather Update

Bureau of Meteorology forecast today – Thunderstorm likely, possibly severe with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding in the afternoon and evening.

Potential for some minor flash flooding and further road closures due to the already saturated ground.

Stay away from storm channels and drains – you never know what debris is in the water or if the water is contaminated.

Offers to volunteer and donate

Anyone wishing to donate should visit www.givit.org.au/storms-and-flooding

Anyone wishing to volunteer should visit volunteeringqld.org.au/

We have partnered with these organisations who will coordinate these offers of assistance for us.

Community Recovery Hubs

Community Recovery Hubs are now open in Ormeau and Palm Beach for those affected by floods.

  • ­Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau. 9am to 5pm daily.
  • ­Palm Beach 11th Ave Community Space, 26 Eleventh Ave, Palm Beach. 9am to 5pm daily.

Several services including Australian Red Cross, The Salvation Army, UCQ Lifeline and City of Gold Coast will be based at the Community Recovery Hubs for anyone needing support or access to community services.

Community Recovery Hotline

Call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or contact your local emergency relief provider or counselling service if you are experiencing emotional stress or personal financial hardship from the recent rainfall and flooding event.

Financial Assistance

Eligible individuals and families who have been impacted by the floods can claim financial assistance through:

Clean up and waste removal

All Waste and Recycling Centres are open as normal.

City crews are gearing up to continue the clean up tomorrow. Today we’re responding where we’re needed and prioritising across the city.

City crews were out again yesterday conducting kerbside services in targeted areas impacted by flooding to assist with clean up.

As more reports of damage come in we’ll continue to adjust our response.

Please continue to stay safe during clean up.

  • Regularly wash your hands
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Avoid contact with floodwater

Beaches

All Gold Coast beaches are closed due to hazardous surf conditions.

Remember if it’s flooded forget it.

Stay away from storm channels and drains – You never know what debris is in the water or if the water is contaminated.

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