NT Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Arnhem district.

Issued at 4:42 pm Friday, 5 April 2019.


Weather Situation: A weak tropical low within the monsoon trough is expected to move across the northern Gulf of Carpentaria on Saturday, approaching the northeast coast on Saturday evening. Heavy rainfall, squally showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop as the low moves closer on Saturday.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible for the northeast Arnhem District on Saturday.

24 hour totals of 50 to 90 mm are expected, with isolated falls of up to 150 mm.

Locations which may be affected include Nhulunbuy, Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak and Birany Birany.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au


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