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Media Release - Be Cyclone Prepared

2nd March 2021

The Hinchinbrook Local Disaster Management Group (HLDMG) urges residents to use the break in rain to check their yards for potential missiles. 

Tropical Cyclone Niran has developed off the North Queensland coast. The cyclone is currently moving slowly to the north east but is expected to drift a little to the west towards the coast tomorrow, before taking a south easterly track away from the coast on Thursday.

A coastal crossing of the cyclone core is not expected, however gales may develop south to Lucinda on Wednesday if the system tracks further to the west and closer to the coast than currently expected.

The LDMG is monitoring the movements closely and with rain presently eased in our district, is urging all residents to take the opportunity to generally look around the yard, tidy up and secure loose objects that could become potential missiles if strong winds do develop.

Residents are reminded that heavy rain could again develop if the cyclone tracks closer to the coast than currently expected. Our beach side residents are also reminded that abnormally high tides and large waves capable of causing damage near the foreshore may occur over the next few days due to the location of the system. Precautions against damage should be taken where possible.

For further information please refer to BOM for official details regarding local, and for state road conditions please visit the Hinchinbrook Disaster Dashboard, disaster.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.

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