Tropical Cyclone Trevor is intensifying and should continue its southwest movement across the Gulf of Carpentaria today (March 22 2019). It is likely to cross the Northern Territory coast tomorrow as a category 4 severe tropical cyclone.
The Regional Controller advises that due to the current tracking of the cyclone there is now no requirement for residents at both Groote Eylandt and Nhulunbuy to be evacuated.
All residents in these locations are advised to take any necessary precautions for cyclonic weather. Further updates will be issued for these communities should the situation change over the next 24 hours.
Groote Eylandt is expected to feel some effects of the cyclone including destructive winds, heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides.
All other evacuations have now ceased due to the weather being experienced in the affected areas.
A Flood Watch has been issued for Carpentaria Coastal Rivers and the Barkly. Rainfall is expected to increase in the eastern Carpentaria Coastal Rivers from tomorrow as Tropical Cyclone Trevor crosses the coast in the south western Gulf of Carpentaria and tracks inland.
Predicted rainfalls of 150-250mm tomorrow and isolated falls to 300mm along the coast, these totals plus more over the following days may result in significant stream rises and localised flooding throughout the Carpentaria Coastal Rivers. As the rainfall extends inland into the Barkly from Sunday (24 March 2019), road conditions may be affected in many areas, with some communities potentially becoming isolated.
People are advised to pay attention to emergency alerts. Prepare your emergency kits, finalise your plans and know where the public shelter is if you need to move there.
A list of what residents should include in their emergency kit can be found on the Northern Territory Emergency Service website.
Source: NT Government