A destructive and intense Cyclone Trevor has hit the Northern Territory mainland. The cyclone hit crossing over the remote Gulf of Carpentaria coast. The category four storm made landfall at about 11:00am on Saturday morning. However, this is about 100 kilometers to the south-east of Port McArthur. It is making its way inland as a category three system.
Moreover, The Bureau of Meteorology’s NT manager Todd Smith said it was expected to stay at tropical cyclone strength until Sunday morning. This is before turning into a rain depression and bringing 100 to 200mm of rain per day. The rain is brought through the outback Barkly region. Also to communities near the Queensland-NT border on Monday and Tuesday.
However, Residents in these areas have been urged to make sure their emergency plans are made. Also to check that their emergency kits include several days worth of water.
Further, An emergency operations center is now up and running in Alice Springs. Also, residents are advised to stay vigilant of flash flooding.
Also, A number of small outstations have now been evacuated in the Barkly region. The residents moved to a 130-bed shelter at the Tennant Creek High School.
“People need to remain vigilant during the period of heavy rain and potential flash flooding,” Mr Smith said. Mr Smith warned some areas had received hardly any rain in nine months. So certainly, rain may be more likely to run off the baked ground that soaks into it.