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⚠️Cairns Botanic Gardens and Arrow tracks The Cairns Botanic Gardens and the Arrow tracks will open this morning from 8.45am.
UPDATE: This advice is no longer current, please see here for the updated information: https://www.facebook.com/CairnsDisasterCentre/posts/10159169447253522 TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 8 Issued at 7:53 am EST on Monday 18 January 2021 Tropical cyclone Kimi is moving slowly south, expected to turn south-southwest towards the north Queensland coast today. Warning Zone: Port Douglas to Ayr and inland to Mareeba and Atherton, including Cairns and Townsville. Watch Zone: None. Cancelled Zone: None. Details of Tropical Cyclone Kimi at 7:00 am AEST: Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour. Location: within 20 kilometres of 16.6 degrees South 146.5 degrees East, estimated to be 85 kilometres east northeast of Cairns and 295 kilometres north of Townsville. Movement: south at 9 kilometres per hour. Tropical cyclone Kimi moved slowly southwards through most of Sunday, but is expected to turn a little more to the south-southwest during today. The system is most likely to approach, and may cross, the coast late today or early Tuesday between about Innisfail and Lucinda, however there remains considerable uncertainty with the crossing time and location. The system may intensify further during today and is likely to be at least at least a category 2 system as it approaches the coast. Hazards: DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 140 km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Innisfail and Lucinda on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning as the core of the cyclone approaches. GALES with gusts to 120km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Port Douglas and Innisfail during this morning, then extend inland to Mareeba and Atherton, and further south to Lucinda, later on Monday. Gales may also extend southwards to Townsville and Ayr early Tuesday depending on the movement of the cyclone. HEAVY RAINFALL with the potential to produce flash flooding and major river flooding expected to affect coastal and adjacent inland areas between Cairns and Townsville during Monday and Tuesday. A Flood Watch is current for this area; refer to that product for more detail. ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are likely today as the cyclone approaches the coast. A storm tide is possible between Yarrabah and Lucinda, but the sea level should not exceed the highest tide of the year. Large waves are likely along the beachfront. Recommended Action: People between Port Douglas and Ayr and inland to Mareeba and Atherton should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property. People between Lucinda and Ayr, including Townsville should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases. - For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au) - If you choose to take shelter away from your home, stay COVID-19 safe and pack a mask and hand sanitiser (if you have them). - For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage). Next Advice: The next advice will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Monday 18 January. This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly. A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone
UPDATE: This advice is no longer current, please see here for the updated information: https://www.facebook.com/CairnsDisasterCentre/posts/10159169447253522 TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 7 Issued at 4:54 am EST on Monday 18 January 2021 Tropical cyclone Kimi is moving slowly south, expected to turn south-southwest towards the coast today. WARNING ZONE: Port Douglas to Lucinda extending inland to Mareeba, and including Cairns, Cardwell, and Atherton. Watch Zone: Lucinda to Ayr, including Townsville. Cancelled Zone: Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas, and inland parts around Chillagoe. Details of Tropical Cyclone Kimi at 4:00 am AEST: Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 85 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 120 kilometres per hour. Location: within 20 kilometres of 16.3 degrees South 146.6 degrees East, estimated to be 110 kilometres northeast of Cairns and 330 kilometres north of Townsville. Movement: south at 7 kilometres per hour. Tropical cyclone Kimi moved slowly southwards through most of Sunday, but is expected to turn a little more to the south-southwest during today. The system is most likely to approach, and may cross, the coast late today or early Tuesday between about Innisfail and Lucinda, however there remains considerable uncertainty with the crossing time and location. The system may intensify further during today and is likely to be at least at least a category 2 system as it approaches the coast. Hazards: DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 150 km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Innisfail and Lucinda on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning as the core of the cyclone approaches. GALES with gusts to 120km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Port Douglas and Innisfail during Monday morning, then extend inland to Mareeba and Atherton, and further south to Lucinda, later on Monday. Gales may also extend southwards to Townsville and Ayr early Tuesday depending on the movement of the cyclone. HEAVY RAINFALL with the potential to produce flash flooding and major river flooding expected to affect coastal and adjacent inland areas between Cairns and Townsville during Monday and Tuesday. A Flood Watch is current for this area; refer to that product for more detail. ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are likely on Monday as the cyclone approaches the coast. A storm tide is possible between Yarrabah and Cardwell, where large waves may produce minor flooding along the foreshore. People living in areas likely to be affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much as possible and be prepared to help their neighbours. Recommended Action: People between Port Douglas and Lucinda should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property. People between Lucinda and Ayr, including Townsville should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases. - For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au) - If you choose to take shelter away from your home, stay COVID-19 safe and pack a mask and hand sanitiser (if you have them). - For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage). Next Advice: The next advice will be issued by 8:00 am AEST Monday 18 January. This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly. A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone
UPDATE: This advice is no longer current, please see here for the updated information: https://www.facebook.com/CairnsDisasterCentre/posts/10159169447253522 TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 4 Issued at 7:40 pm EST on Sunday 17 January 2021 Tropical cyclone Kimi moving slowly south-southeast, expected to turn south-southwest tomorrow. Cyclone Warning extended south to Lucinda. Areas Affected: Warning zone: Cooktown to Lucinda, extending inland to Mareeba and Chillagoe, and including Cairns, Port Douglas, Cardwell, and Atherton. Watch zone: None. Cancelled zone: Cooktown to Cape Melville, and Palmerville. Details of Tropical Cyclone Kimi at 7:00 pm AEST: Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour. Location: within 20 kilometres of 15.6 degrees South 146.6 degrees East, estimated to be 145 kilometres east of Cooktown and 170 kilometres north northeast of Cairns. Movement: south southeast at 6 kilometres per hour. Tropical cyclone Kimi has been moving slowly south-southeast through today, but is expected to turn more to the south-southwest tomorrow. The slow southward movement has delayed the expected crossing time. The system is currently expected to cross the coast late on Monday between about Port Douglas and Innisfail. There remains considerable uncertaintly with the crossing time and location. The system may intensify further over the next 24 hours and reach category 2 before landfall. Hazards: DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 130 km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Port Douglas and Innisfail on Monday afternoon or evening as the core of the cyclone approaches. GALES with gusts to 120km/h may develop about coastal and island areas between Cooktown and Innisfail from early Monday morning. These GALES may extend inland to Mareeba and Chillagoe, or further south to Cardwell, later on Monday depending on the movement of the cyclone. HEAVY RAINFALL is forecast to develop about coastal and adjacent inland areas between Cape Flattery and Cardwell from Sunday evening. A Flood Watch is current for this area; refer to that product for more detail. ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are likely tonight and on Monday as the cyclone approaches and crosses the coast, however they are unlikely to exceed the highest tide of the year. Recommended Action: People between Cooktown and Lucinda should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property using available daylight hours. - For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au) - If you choose to take shelter away from your home, stay COVID-19 safe and pack a mask and hand sanitiser (if you have them). - For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage). Next Advice: The next advice will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Sunday 17 January. This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly. A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone
⚠️⚠️⚠️ NEVER drive, ride or walk through flood waters ⚠️⚠️⚠️ Residents are being reminded of that simple message – IF IT’S FLOODED, FORGET IT! Do not to walk, ride or drive through flood waters and to adhere to signs advising that roads are closed. A “road closed” or a “road flooded” sign means that road is unsafe to travel on. The road surface may be extensively damaged; there could be submerged debris; and fast flowing water can wash vehicles and pedestrians off the road. Drivers should find alternative routes until Council announces the road is safe. Flood water may also be contaminated. Walking through floodwater can therefore present a risk to your health. (Please note: Image is a file photo)
⚠️⚠️⚠️ DON’T PLAY IN FLOOD WATERS ⚠️⚠️⚠️ These children (circled) were just centimetres from being swept into a large culvert. The group of children in the middle of the photo could also be easily swept away in the fast-flowing water. It is timely reminder not play or walk through flood waters. The flood camera footage from earlier this month is from the McKinnon Creek Detention Basin in Edmonton, and shows young children just centimetres away from being swept into a large culvert. Chair of the Cairns Local Disaster Management Group Terry James said the children would have been seriously injured, if not killed, if they had lost their footing. “While this may look innocent enough, kids just having fun, there’s a real and serious risk for anyone entering flood waters, creeks and drains,” Cr James said. “As we are seeing the proximity of cyclone Kimi is seeing substantial downpours leading to significant amounts of fast-flowing water rushing into our water systems. “Residents, especially children, playing in or near flood waters, can be quickly swept away, be injured by debris or drown if they become trapped. “What starts off as some hijinks can be fatal.”
DISASTER DASHBOARD - One-stop place for up-to-the-minute information. With cyclone Kimi approaching, Cairns residents are being urged to familiarise themselves with the Cairns Disaster Dashboard. The Cairns Disaster Dashboard (www.disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au) is a single point of reference for information and advice during a disaster. It brings information from Council, the Bureau of Meteorology, emergency services, utilities such as Ergon and Telstra, road status updates, and traffic and flood cams, together in one place. The user-friendly dashboard allows residents to keep themselves informed during a natural disaster. During an emergency the dashboard is updated in real time with things like road closures, power outages and notifications of any shelters that may be opened.
EARLVILLE CUSTOMER SERVICE COUNTER CLOSED TOMORROW Council wishes to advise that the Customer Service counter at Earlville Library will be closed tomorrow (Monday 18 January). Council apologies for any inconvenience.
UPDATE: This post is no longer current, please see here for an update - https://www.facebook.com/CairnsRegionalCouncil/posts/3680549765299936 CLOSURE: Cairns Botanic Gardens and Arrow tracks The Cairns Botanic Gardens and the Arrow tracks will close from 3pm today (17 January) due to the possible impact of Cyclone Kimi. Both sites will remain closed until further notice. Reopening of the sites occur once they are deemed safe to use.