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Tom Tate is warning Gold Coasters to prepare their properties for the remnants of Cyclone Debbie.
The remnants of the system are expected to move over Queensland's south-east later in the week, bringing with it up to 155mm of rain by Sunday.
The mayor said it was important people weren't caught unaware.
"We'll have ample warning, but I'm saying you might as well get ready now," he said.