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Old Mar 24th 2017, 5:14 am   #1
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

PRIORITY
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued at 12:36 pm EST on Friday 24 March 2017

Coral Sea tropical low should develop into a tropical cyclone and move west towards the coast over the weekend.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
None.

Watch Zone
Cape Tribulation to Proserpine.


Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Low at 10:00 am AEST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 45 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 110 kilometres of 16.1 degrees South 151.4 degrees East, estimated to be 610 kilometres east of Cairns and 600 kilometres northeast of Townsville.

Movement: south at 15 kilometres per hour.

The tropical low has been showing signs of strengthening and has been moving towards the south. During Saturday the low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone and adopt a track towards the west, bringing it towards the north Queensland coast. Conditions are expected to favour the continued intensification of the system as it approaches the coast over the weekend.

Hazards:
GALES are not expected along the coast in the next 24 hours.

However, given the expected intensification of the low and the forecast track towards the coast, coastal and island communities between Cape Tribulation and Proserpine, including the Whitsunday Islands, may be affected by this expected tropical cyclone during Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Recommended Action:
People between Cape Tribulation and Proserpine should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management

Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on

132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings

or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Friday 24 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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If and when she becomes a Tropical Cyclone she will be named Debbie.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 3
Issued at 10:46 pm EST on Friday 24 March 2017

Coral Sea tropical low expected to turn west and intensify during Saturday.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None.

Watch zone: Cape Tribulation to St Lawrence including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands.

Cancelled zone: None.

Details of Tropical Low at 10:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 45 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 45 kilometres of 16.9 degrees South 151.9 degrees East, estimated to be 650 kilometres east of Cairns and 600 kilometres east northeast of Townsville.
Movement: slow moving.

The tropical low has moved south-southeast during today and has slowly continued to develop. On Saturday, the low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone and adopt a west-southwest track, bringing it towards the north Queensland coast. Conditions are expected to favour the continued intensification of the system as it approaches the coast over the weekend and early next week.

Hazards:
GALES are not expected along the coast in the next 24 hours.

However, given the expected intensification of the low and the forecast track towards the coast, coastal and island communities between Cape Tribulation and St Lawrence, including the Whitsunday Islands, may begin to be affected by this expected tropical cyclone from Sunday morning.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 7
Issued at 7:50 pm EST on Saturday 25 March 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to begin moving southwestward towards the coast overnight.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Ayr to St Lawrence, including Bowen, Mackay and Whitsunday Islands.

Watch Zone
Cairns to Ayr, including Cardwell and Townsville.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 7:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 55 kilometres of 17.7 degrees South 151.9 degrees East, estimated to be 660 kilometres east of Cairns and 560 kilometres east northeast of Townsville.

Movement: slow moving.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently a category 1 cyclone, but is continuing to show signs of development. The system has been relatively slow moving during today, but is expected to adopt a steady west-southwest track tonight. This general west-southwesterly motion is expected to continue for the next few days, bringing the cyclone towards and eventually onto the north Queensland coast. Conditions are expected to favour the continued intensification of the cyclone as it approaches the coast.

Hazards:
GALES are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay on Sunday afternoon or evening, and could extend further south to St Lawrence on Sunday night. GALES could extend further north to coastal areas between Cairns and Ayr on Monday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Lucinda and Mackay on Monday afternoon or evening.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a CATEGORY 4 tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 km/h near the centre.

Abnormally high tides are expected to occur between at least Lucinda and Mackay as the cyclone approaches the coast. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding are expected to develop about parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas late on Sunday and continue through Monday and Tuesday. Major river flooding may also develop over a broad area next week and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cairns and Gladstone, extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments.

Recommended Action:
Recommended Action:

- People between Ayr and St Lawrence should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property.

- People between Cairns and Ayr should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster

Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the State Emergency Service

(SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen

trees on buildings or roof damage)

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Saturday 25 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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Landfall currently expected between Townsville and Proserpine,probably around Ayr, on Tuesday morning, but this may change as T C Debbie is moving slowly and deepening. It is possible she may become a Category Five (the highest) before making land.

Tonwsville Council have an excellent Facebook page with relevant info including storm surge zones.

https://www.facebook.com/TownsvilleD...rInfo/?fref=ts


If you are anywhere between Mackay and Cardwell make sure you have an adequate cyclone kit and can cope with prolonged power outages. Extra resources are being moved into the region before the expected impact but there will be a huge cal on those resources and anybody requiring the emergency services (including the SES) should be prepared to be patient. The SES especially will be stretched to capacity so expect to wait fo a response, they will get to everyone but it may take time.

If an incident is (or becomes) life-threatening - - Call 000
For SES assistance -- Call 132500.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 8
Issued at 10:44 pm EST on Saturday 25 March 2017

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to a category 2 cyclone.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Ayr to St Lawrence including Bowen, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands.

Watch Zone
remaining coastal areas from Cairns to Ayr including Innisfail and Townsville, extending inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon.


Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 10:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 100 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 140 kilometres per hour
.

Location: within 55 kilometres of 17.7 degrees South 151.9 degrees East, estimated to be 560 kilometres east northeast of Townsville and 520 kilometres east northeast of Ayr.

Movement: slow moving.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently intensifying, and is now a category 2 cyclone. The system remains slow moving at the present time. It is expected to adopt a steady west-southwest track later tonight, which will continue for the next few days. Conditions will remain favourable for the cyclone to develop further before landfall, which will likely be between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning.

Hazards:
GALES are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay on Sunday afternoon or evening, and could extend further south to St Lawrence on Sunday night. GALES could extend further north to coastal areas between Cairns and Ayr on Monday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Lucinda and Mackay on Monday afternoon or evening.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a CATEGORY 4 tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 km/h near the centre.


Abnormally high tides are expected to occur between at least Lucinda and Mackay as the cyclone approaches the coast. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 13
Issued at 1:52 pm EST on Sunday 26 March 2017
Headline:
Tropical cyclone Debbie expected to intensify into a category 3 system later today.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Ayr to St Lawrence including Bowen, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands.

Watch Zone
remaining coastal areas from Cairns to Ayr including Innisfail and Townsville, extending inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon.


Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 1:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 110 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 155 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 30 kilometres of 18.2 degrees South 151.2 degrees East, estimated to be 475 kilometres east northeast of Townsville and 370 kilometres east northeast of Bowen.

Movement: west southwest at 8 kilometres per hour.

Tropical cyclone Debbie has adopted a west-southwest track towards the north Queensland coast and is currently forecast to intensify into a category 3 system this evening. Tropical cyclone Debbie is likely continue on a similar track and intensify further prior to making landfall between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning.

Hazards:
GALES are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay during this afternoon or evening, and could extend further south to St Lawrence tonight. GALES could extend further north to coastal areas between Cairns and Ayr on Monday or during Tuesday morning, as well as further inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h may develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay as early as Monday morning, before extending further north to Lucinda by the evening.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a CATEGORY 4 tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 km/h near the centre.

Abnormally high tides are expected to occur between at least Lucinda and Mackay as the cyclone approaches the coast. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding are expected to develop about parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas late on Sunday and continue through Monday and Tuesday. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 200 mm, with isolated falls of 400 mm, is also likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area next week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cardwell and Gladstone, extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments.

Tropical Cyclone Advice 1 (QLD)
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Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 15
Issued at 7:49 pm EST on Sunday 26 March 2017
Headline:
Tropical cyclone Debbie moving towards the coast, expected to intensify into a category 3 system this evening.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Lucinda to St Lawrence including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands.

Watch Zone
Innisfail to Lucinda, extending inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 7:00 pm AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 110 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 155 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 30 kilometres of 18.4 degrees South 150.9 degrees East, estimated to be 440 kilometres east northeast of Townsville and 330 kilometres east northeast of Bowen.

Movement: west southwest at 7 kilometres per hour.

Tropical cyclone Debbie is moving west-southwest towards the north Queensland coast and is currently forecast to intensify into a category 3 system tonight. Tropical cyclone Debbie is likely continue on a similar track and intensify further prior to making landfall between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning.

Hazards:
GALES are expected to develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay tonight, and could extend to remaining areas between Lucinda and St Lawrence on Monday. GALES could extend further north to coastal areas between Innisfail and Lucinda during Monday evening or Tuesday morning, as well as further inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h may develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay as early as Monday morning. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may then gradually extend further north to Lucinda during the day Monday and overnight into Tuesday.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a CATEGORY 4 tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 km/h near the centre.

Abnormally high tides are expected to occur south of Proserpine on the high tides on Monday.

Residents between and between Lucinda and Mackay are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast on Tuesday morning. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline.as the cyclone approaches the coast on Tuesday. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding are expected to develop about parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas late on Sunday and continue through Monday and Tuesday. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 200 mm, with isolated falls of 400 mm, is also likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area next week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cardwell and Gladstone, extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments.

Recommended Action:
People between Ayr and St Lawrence should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property using available daylight hours.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

People between Cairns and Ayr, and inland to Charters Towers and Mount Coolon should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Sunday 26 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
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Evacuation of Residents in Burdekin Coastal Communities - Queensland Police News

Evacuation of Residents in Burdekin Coastal Communities

The Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) wishes to advise of a directed evacuation of residents in Alva Beach, Groper Creek, Jerona, Wunjunga and some areas of Rita Island due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently a Category 2 system and is likely to reach Category 4 intensity at the time of crossing the Queensland coast.
Based on current forecasts a significant storm tide is expected across the Burdekin Shire Council area.
The Storm Tide is expected to effect and inundate the coastal communities of Alva Beach, Groper Creek, Jerona, Wunjunga and some areas of Rita Island. Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services, the Hon. Mark Ryan MP has declared a disaster situation under Section 64 of the Disaster Management Act 2003 and therefore a directed evacuation of these areas has commenced.
If your property is located in these areas, you should finalise your cyclone preparations and packing of your evacuation kit and evacuate the coastal communities by Monday morning.
Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group Chair, Cr. Lyn McLaughlin advised that residents should seek shelter with friends or family in safer places, to remove yourself from the Storm Tide risk.
“If you are unable to find alternative accommodation, the Place of Refuge at the Ayr Showgrounds will be opened on Monday 27 March, 2017 at 8am as a place of last resort.”
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Cape Cleveland area residents directed to evacuate - Queensland Police News

Cape Cleveland area residents directed to evacuate

Residents living in the Cape Cleveland area – including Cungulla and Cleveland Palms are directed to evacuate.

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) issued the advice tonight based on updated forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology, which puts the area at significant risk of storm surge from Cyclone Debbie.

TLDMG chair and Mayor Jenny Hill said residents in the affected area should finalise preparations immediately and seek shelter with friends or family in the Yellow, Blue or White zones.

“This is a directed evacuation for residents in the Cape Cleveland areas, including Cungulla and Cleveland Palms,” Cr Hill said.

“People need to make arrangements to leave the area as soon as possible. Police will be in the area from 6am tomorrow (Monday) to ensure everyone relocates. An on-going police presence will continue in the area throughout this weather event.

“Residents should not go to the AIMS facility on Cape Cleveland Rd as it is deemed not suitable for a Category 3 cyclone or above by the Department of Housing and Public Works.”

Residents should follow the following actions:

first option is to shelter with family and friends.
Secure property, turn off power, gas and solar invertors before you leave.
People who have no other alternative accommodation can call the Disaster Coordination Centre on 1800 738 541 for advice.

Domestic pets can be taken to places of refuge and arrangements will be made for their safe shelter.

For up to date information, follow the Townsville Disaster Information Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TownsvilleD...SEARCH&fref=nf

The Storm Tide Evacuation Guide is available on council’s website at www.townsville.qld.gov.au
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Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 18
Issued at 4:57 am EST on Monday 27 March 2017
Headline:
Tropical cyclone Debbie at category 2 intensity off the north Queensland coast.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Lucinda to St Lawrence including Townsville, Ayr, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, and inland of Bowen including Collinsville.

Watch Zone
Innisfail to Lucinda, and inland areas including Charters Towers, Pentland, and Mount Coolon.


Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Debbie at 4:00 am AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 100 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 140 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 35 kilometres of 18.6 degrees South 150.6 degrees East, estimated to be 400 kilometres east of Townsville and 285 kilometres east northeast of Bowen.

Movement: slow moving.

Tropical cyclone Debbie is expected to continue moving west-southwest towards the north Queensland coast while potentially developing into a severe tropical cyclone during today. Tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to make landfall between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning.

Hazards:
GALES are now occurring about the Whitsunday Islands, and are expected to extend to the exposed coast and islands elsewhere between Ayr and Mackay this morning. GALES could extend to remaining coastal and adjacent inland areas between Lucinda and St Lawrence later today before potentially extending further north to coastal areas between Innisfail and Lucinda on Tuesday.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts over 125 km/h may develop about the exposed coast and islands between Ayr and Mackay later this morning. These DESTRUCTIVE WINDS may then gradually extend further north to Lucinda during today and overnight into Tuesday.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to cross the coast between Rollingstone and Proserpine on Tuesday morning with wind gusts potentially to 230 km/h near the centre.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS and GALES could extend inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, and Pentland later on Tuesday as the weakening cyclone moves inland.

Abnormally high tides are expected to occur south of Proserpine on the high tides today.

Residents between Lucinda and Mackay are specifically warned of the dangerous storm tide as the cyclone crosses the coast on Tuesday morning. The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline as the cyclone approaches the coast on Tuesday. Large waves may also develop along the beachfront. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the area if advised to do so by the authorities.

Areas of heavy rain with the potential to cause severe flash flooding are expected to develop about parts of the northern and central Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas later today and continue through Tuesday. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 200 mm, with isolated falls of 400 mm, are also likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area next week, and a Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Cardwell and Gladstone, extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments.

Recommended Action:
People on the Whitsunday Islands should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.

- Boats and outside property should be secured using available daylight hours.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

People between Lucinda and St Lawrence, and inland to Collinsville, should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

People between Innisfail and Lucinda, and inland to Charters Towers, Pentland, and Mount Coolon should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 8:00 am AEST Monday 27 March.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: Current Tropical Cyclones
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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of the
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.
Issued at 4:13 am Monday, 27 March 2017.
Synoptic Situation:
As Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie crosses the central east coast of Queensland, a strong westerly airflow will develop across the North Tropical Coast district.
Strong and gusty westerly winds will develop during early Tuesday morning with damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/hr possible in areas east of the Atherton Tablelands.
These damaging wind gusts should ease during Tuesday afternoon or evening, then redevelop during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Port Douglas, Innisfail, Tully, Gordonvale and Babinda.
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BOM model keeps putting it's landfall up near Ayr/Townsville, but other models suggest Whitsundays between midnight tonight and early next morning.


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