Sinkhole behind devastating flooding
RESIDENTS of a street at Mount Coolum on the Sunshine Coast are today cleaning up after a sinkhole formed following torrential rain.
Tanah Street East residents were awoken with frantic knocks on their door at 12.30am after 235mm of rain fell in just two hours.
The downpour caused a sink hold at the Nirvana Luxor Resort apartments.
The water from which has left the underground car park overflowing with water.
Three cars were destroyed.
"There was a massive sinkhole," resident Terry Martin said.
"All the water was rushing through there. It was like a waterfall going straight into the garage."
Next door, Desley Lloyd-Jones' house was also flooded.
She held back tears as she recalled watching the water gradually rise and flow through her screen door.
"It was like a river coming in," she said.
"Insurance said they could be five days."
Residents have been told they could be forced to find their own accommodate until Tuesday.