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Severe Weather Warning for NT

21 February 2017 21:16 CST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory


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CANCELLATION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

Issued at 9:16 pm Tuesday, 21 February 2017.

Synoptic Situation:

At 9pm CST Tuesday, ex-tropical cyclone Alfred was located over land near the
Queensland and Northern Territory border. The tropical low is expected to remain
slow moving over land before shifting westwards on Wednesday.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in Northern Territory.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

A Flood Watch is current for the Carpentaria Coastal Rivers.


The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* stay away from fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be
treated as live
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132
500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au


No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214. The Bureau and Northern
Territory Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.