Home Threatened by Overflowing Creek During Queensland Storm

An overflowing creek threatened homes in Currumbin, Queensland, amid severe thunderstorms on December 17.

This footage, shot by local Renee Pannekoek, shows her backyard almost entirely submerged by the overwhelmed Currumbin Creek. She told Storyful the coastal waterway broke its banks as a result of the downpour and a king tide.

“Never seen so much rain,” Pannekoek wrote of the video in a Facebook post.

Pannekoek shared another video on December 18 showing the water had retreated. Credit: Renee Pannekoek via Storyful