Cy­clone Nathan con­tin­ues to hover up north

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS -

TROP­I­CAL Cy­clone Nathan is not ex­pected to im­pact the Whit­sun­days over the com­ing days.

The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy has is­sued a Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Watch for com­mu­ni­ties be­tween Coen and Card­well, well north of here.

While it looks in­creas­ingly likely that Nathan will miss the Whit­sun­days, Chair of the Whit­sun­day Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Group and Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Jenny Whit­ney said there was no time like the present to en­sure your cy­clone emer­gency kit was stocked and you had as­sessed your evac­u­a­tion op­tions.

“Whit­sun­day res­i­dents are re­minded to stock your emer­gency kits with all the essen­tials, as­sess your evac­u­a­tion op­tions if needed, fill your cars with petrol and get cash out of the bank.

“Now is also a good time to check if you live in a storm surge zone.

Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Nathan is cur­rently a cat­e­gory 2 sys­tem ap­prox­i­mately 400km east-north­east of Cairns.

The sys­tem is mov­ing very slowly, and is fore­cast to strengthen fur­ther to a cat­e­gory 3 sys­tem, as it com­mences its steady path to­ward the coast.

To keep up to date with in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to cur­rent dis­as­ter events, head to the Whit­sun­day Dis­as­ter and Emer­gency In­for­ma­tion Face­book page.

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