Representatives from police, fire, Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Gold Coast council have been testing the city’s ability to deal with a severe storm event.

Operation Trident has been conducted in the Tallebudgera Valley overnight, simulating torrential rain and high winds.

Mayor Tom Tate says it is about being ready for the real thing.

“It was all hands on deck and this simulated disaster is really to highlight what weakness we may have in our disaster management but at the same time trying to coordinate all of the services together,” he said.

“What’s come through is to show information flow and a few other things we can improve, so that’s what we’re taking away from this exercise.”

Source: ABC News

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