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Weather Warnings - Tropical Cyclone Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

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

TOP PRIORITY

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 67
Issued at 4:15 pm CST on Friday 20 February 2015


Headline:
Ex-Cyclone Lam has been downgraded to a tropical low. Heavy rain continues over
central Top End.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: None

Watch zone: None

Cancelled zone: The Cyclone WARNING for inland parts of the central Arnhem
District has been cancelled.

Details of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lam at 4:00pm CST
Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 55 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 14.1 degrees South 133.8 degrees East,
estimated to be 75 kilometres southwest of Bulman and 90 kilometres northeast
of Beswick.
Movement: south southwest at 21 kilometres per hour.



Hazards:
Squally thunderstorms are likely to continue over the Top End.

HEAVY RAIN is expected to cause flooding of low-lying areas and cause river
rises over the central Top End. Locally very heavy rainfall which could cause
flash flooding is possible. A Flood Watch for the Arnhem and Carpentaria
Coastal Rivers has been issued.

The STORM TIDE risk for coastal residents between Milingimbi and the Queensland
border will continue to ease, however ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES may still occur at
the time of local high tides for the next day or two.

Refer to Severe Weather Warning.

Recommended Action:
The Territory Controller advises residents of Elcho Island, Milingimbi,
Gapuwiyak and Ramingining in shelter that it is now safe to leave shelter.
Shelters will remain open where necessary and residents are advised to limit
movement to essential travel only and proceed with care around affected
communities.

Damage has occurred to power lines in affected areas and residents should STAY
AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES.

The Territory Controller advises that heavy rain has resulted in swollen
waterways, creeks and drains and residents should stay away from these areas.


Please ensure that friends, family and neighbours have heard and understood
this message, particularly new arrivals to the area. Further advice on cyclone
emergencies is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au

Next Advice:
No further advices will be issued for this system.

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone

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