Cyclone Watch and Flood Watch Declared – Tropical Cyclone Tiffany

A cyclone watch has been declared for Nhulunbuy to the Queensland border, including Groote Eylandt.

Flooding is likely in the Carpentaria coastal rivers, and the Bureau of Meteorology has also issued a flood watch for the region.

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services have stood up the Emergency Operations Centre to coordinate the preparation for and response to this event.

People living and working in the areas under a watch are advised that now is the time to make sure your cyclone plans are finalised. Your emergency kits should be stocked and ready. You should determine now, where you and your family will take shelter if required to do so.

Regional Controller, Assistant Commissioner Janelle Tonkin said, “Check on your neighbours, particularly any elderly or vulnerable people.

“We are keeping a close eye on the possible tracks of this storm, and our local emergency management teams have activated their plans and are making the necessary preparations to see their communities through this event.

“We are confident at this stage that we will not have to evacuate anybody from Groote Eylandt, the cyclone structures there are designed to withstand Category 3 storms. However, anyone who wishes to leave should do so early.”

Heavy rains and gales can be expected; please use all safety precautions and do not attempt to cross any flooded roads or crossings.

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The next PFES update is expected at 1pm, Tuesday 11 January 2022.

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