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Severe weather hits the Gold Coast hinterland, with more storms hitting this morning

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Severe storm cells have hit parts of south-east Queensland overnight, with 222 millimeters falling in three hours at Upper Springbrook.

Another severe storm moved onshore towards Coolangatta at about 5:30am while a separate severe cell hit Mount Tamborine and Little Nerang Dam at dawn, bringing the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding.

A deepening low pressure system is located off the south coast, bringing the heavy rain activity.

Springbrook recorded the heaviest falls overnight, with 222mm falling at Upper Springbrook in the three hours to 12:30am.

Landslides have been reported along Pine Creek Road in Springbrook and the road has been closed, the Department of Transport and Main Roads said.

The Numinbah Valley recorded 124mm in two hours, and Clagiraba Road recorded 104mm in an hour.

Police said heavy rain had caused local flooding on the northern Gold Coast, particularly in Upper Coomera and Oxenford.

The SES rescued four cars from floodwaters across Helensvale, Oxford, and Coulson on the Gold Coast.

In one case, a swift water rescue team rescued three people from their car around Helensvale on Friday morning, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said. No-one was injured.

The SES also received more than 12 calls requesting assistance with leaking roofs.


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