Cyclone passes over Top End communities

April 21, 2017

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The cyclone caused some flooding throughout Warruwi, including Mardbalk Arts & Culture and the CDP Office. Photo credit: Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation Facebook Page.

Areas from Croker Island to Cape Fourcroy, including the Tiwi Islands were on cyclone warning from Monday, April 10 as a slow moving tropical low moved through the Arafura Sea.
West Arnhem communities including Warruwi and Minjilang experienced plenty of heavy rain and strong winds with flights cancelled and the townships flooded, as well as a number of buildings including the Mardbalk Arts & Culture and CDP office.
The islands also lost communications early on the Tuesday, and as the system moved in a northeast direction, the warning was later cancelled for these areas.
Areas including Point Stuart to Mitchell Plateau, including Darwin were also placed on cyclone watch for some time.
West Arnhem residents should always have their personal and business emergency preparations in place.
Further information about how to prepare for an emergency can be found at  www.secureNT.nt.gov.au.

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