Lifeguards close Coast beaches ahead of Oma
PREPARATIONS ahead of Tropical Cyclone Oma's imminent arrival have begun.
Surf Lifesaving Queensland lifeguards are taking no chances with the predicted wild weather, closing a number of beaches already this morning.
Buddina, Noosa Heads, Sunshine, Peregian, Dicky, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Marcoola, Coolum and Rainbow beaches have all been closed.
While surf conditions are currently a little rougher than they were on this day 110 years ago – the date of Queensland’s first recorded rescue – what hasn’t changed is the unwavering commitment by our lifesavers to ensure the safety of beachgoers. pic.twitter.com/Z4mrl4DA5V— Surf Life Saving QLD (@lifesavingqld) February 20, 2019
Lifeguards have urged caution with strong currents and dumpers likely.
Heavy machinery moving sand has also been spotted at several Coast beaches.
The Daily will keep readers up to date if more beaches are closed.
The initial flood watch, issued by the Bureau of Meteorology yesterday, remains in place and will so until next week.