Tullebudgera Creek breaks its banks: Gold Coast evacuations
TALLEBUDGERA Creek has broken its banks with backyards rapidly flooding and 2000 Tweed residents have been ordered to evacuate immediately.
It comes as the most intense part of the storm is starting to hit the Gold Coast, bringing heavy rain, destructive winds and threatening to isolate residents.
Brown, murky water and debris is flowing down the fast-paced Tallebudgera creek with an emergency alert issued for residents who are expected to be cut off by rising floodwaters tonight.
An evacuation order has been issued for 2000 residents in Chinderah, Kingscliff, Fingal Head and Bilambil as the Tweed River threatens to go into major flood, reaching up to 5.6m.
Power has been cut to more than a 1000 homes, including Tamborine Mountain, Tallebudgera Valley, Paradise Point and Cedar Creek.