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Hundreds Of Gold Coast Homes Lose Power During Severe Storms

40mm of rain in one hour at Coolangatta

Hundreds Of Gold Coast Homes Lose Power During Severe Storms

The mop up continues this morning, following yesterday's severe storm action across the South East.

Toowoomba bore the brunt of the wild weather, with flash flooding, trees down, at least two houses damaged and power knocked out to thousands of properties.

On the Gold Coast, nearly 1,600 homes were left in the dark at Elanora, Currumbin Waters and Yatala.

Power was later restored to those properties, while the lights went out at 388 houses in Tallebudgera on Monday morning after a tree fell onto powerlines.

Energex crews were still working to repair the damage there at 9:30am.

Meantime, Sunday's storms also brought rain falls of up to 80mm at Tamborine, while the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta recorded 40mm in just one hour.


Forecaster Jonty Hall from the Bureau of Meteorology said we could see more thunder and lightning around on Monday and into the week, mostly in the hinterland.

"That's similar for the next couple of days really, there will be one or two few storms about but very isolated and not near as strong as yesterday," he said.