Media release

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany Update #4 – Shelters open

Emergency Service

A Tropical Cyclone Warning remains in place for the Carpentaria coast from Nhulunbuy to the Queensland border.

Warning Zone: Nhulunbuy to NT/Qld border, including Groote Eylandt, Numbulwar, Ngukurr, Bulman, Port Roper, and Port McArthur

Watch Zone: None

Public shelters are now open on Groote Eylandt and shelters in Numbulwar will be open later tonight.  

Gales are expected to develop later tonight and into the morning. Residents who are not able to safely shelter at home are advised to take their emergency kits with them to the shelters and put into place arrangements for care of any pets.

Public shelters are located at:

  • Angurugu School Trade Training Centre - OPEN
  • Umbakumba School Trade Training Centre – OPEN
  • Milyakburra Cyclone Shelter – OPEN
  • Numbulwar School – open from midnight tonight

All non-essential travel should now cease.

For more information on the tropical low and weather warnings go to the BoM website:

Cyclone preparedness information is available at SecureNT:

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