Gold Coast landslip forces evacuations

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Two streets are being evacuated in the Gold Coast area after a major landslip.

Heavy rain has caused flash flooding on the coast and in the hinterland, with forecasters warning of more torrential rain over the next 24 hours.

Police are helping people leave their homes in Crest Hill Drive and the adjacent Lanes Road at Wongawallan. It's unclear how many households will need to leave.

Officers say the situation is still unfolding, but the foundations of at least one home have been severely eroded, leaving it perched precariously on a hillside. Fences have also toppled over.