Media release

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany Update #7 – Emergency response concludes

Emergency Service
Police

The Northern Territory Government has stood down the emergency response to the severe weather associated with this week’s tropical cyclone.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Tiffany is expected to leave the Northern Territory today as the system tracks west towards the Kimberley region. The system has travelled across the Territory faster than expected, which has resulted in a shorter time for sustained rainfall to impact the river systems.

Regional Controller Acting Assistant Commissioner Janelle Tonkin said, “We are maintaining a local-level response that can scale up at short notice if required.”

Flood watches remain current for the Western Top End and Roper River catchments, and a minor flood warning is in place for the Katherine River at Nitmiluk Gorge.

Katherine township is not expected to be impacted by rising river levels associated with this system.

“We will continue to work with the Bureau of Meteorology to monitor the situation and remain ready to respond should the current modelling change.

“We remind everyone in the Top End that severe weather is part of every wet season and that it is important to ensure you are well prepared with your emergency kit and household plan.

“I’d like to thank everyone in the communities affected by this event for their cooperation and also all the government and non-government officers and volunteers who have worked together on this response. Every severe weather event helps us to be better prepared for the next one.”

For more information on weather warnings go to the Bureau of Meteorology website: http://www.bom.gov.au/nt/warnings

Cyclone and flood preparedness information is available at SecureNT: https://securent.nt.gov.au/prepare-for-an-emergency/cyclones

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