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Old Jan 18th 2015, 2:34 pm   #1
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Default Possible Tropical Cyclone - northern coast WA, inc Broome & Port Hedland

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Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning.

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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 7
Issued at 8:51 pm WST on Sunday 18 January 2015
Tropical cyclone expected to develop during Monday. Cyclone Warning between Kuri Bay and Whim Creek.


Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Coastal areas from Kuri Bay to Whim Creek including Broome, Wallal and Port Hedland

Watch Zone
Coastal areas from Whim Creek to Exmouth, including Karratha and Onslow.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Low at 8:00 pm WST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near centre of 30 kilometres per hour with wind gusts 85 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 110 kilometres of 17.2 degrees South 124.8 degrees East, estimated to be 135 kilometres northwest of Fitzroy Crossing and 125 kilometres east of Derby.

Movement: west southwest at 18 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low is moving towards the west southwest across the north Kimberley and is expected to move offshore from the west Kimberley coast during Monday. Once over open water, the tropical low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Monday afternoon or evening. The system will then track generally parallel to the Pilbara coast before weakening on Tuesday.

Hazards:
Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Cape Leveque and Wallal during Monday afternoon or evening. If the system takes a more northerly track, gales may develop as far east as Kuri Bay during Monday. Depending on how close the system tracks to the Pilbara coast, gales may extend along the Pilbara coast to Port Hedland late Monday or early Tuesday and westwards to Karratha, Onslow and Exmouth on Tuesday afternoon or evening.


Areas of heavy rain are expected over the north and west Kimberley. Please refer to the latest Flood Warnings for more details - Western Australia Warnings Summary.

Recommended Action:
DFES State Emergency Service (SES) advises of the following community alerts:

BLUE ALERT: People in, near or between Kuri Bay and Exmouth need to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water.

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 12:00 am WST Monday 19 January.
Cyclone advices and State Emergency Service Community Alerts are available by dialling 1300 659 210
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Old Jan 19th 2015, 9:22 am   #2
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Kimberley low unlikely to become a tropical cyclone. Warnings cancelled but the system will be closely monitored.


Areas affected:

Warning zone: No active warning areas.

Watch zone: No active watch areas.


Details of Tropical Low at 5:00 pm WST:

Intensity: tropical low, sustained winds near centre 28 kilometres per hour with wind gusts 83 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 75 kilometres of 18.2 degrees South, 121.9 degrees East , 45 kilometres southwest of Broome and 420 kilometres northeast of Port Hedland .
Movement: west southwest at 18 kilometres per hour .

The weak tropical low is moving off the west Kimberley coast, but conditions are not favourable for development. There is only a slight chance that it will develop into a tropical cyclone.


Hazards:

Sustained gales are not expected in coastal communities but areas of heavy rain are likely over the west Kimberley. Please refer to the latest Flood Warnings for more details - Western Australia Warnings Summary.


Recommended Action:

DFES State Emergency Service (SES) advises of the following community alerts:

ALL CLEAR: People in, near or between Cape Leveque and Mardie are advised that damaging winds are no longer expected.
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Two WAPOL Officers got trapped trying to rescue a family.
WAPOL car got washed away and they had to hold on to a tree until more help came
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Two WAPOL Officers got trapped trying to rescue a family.
WAPOL car got washed away and they had to hold on to a tree until more help came
yeah I saw that. They were very lucky that everyone got out of that alive.

So many people have to be pulled out of floods every season, admittedly some are just caught unawares, but we get so many reports of people who just drive into flood water, so stupid.

If its flooded, forget it.
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Officers were based at Warmun

https://www.facebook.com/WA.Police/p...35987493101370
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