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Media Release

Blue Alert for Wyndham to Kuri Bay
Monday 14 December 2009 – 4:25 PM

A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Wyndham and Kuri Bay including the communities of Wyndham, Oombulgurri, Kalumburu, Mitchell Plateau and Kuri Bay.


You need to prepare for dangerous weather. Secure or remove loose material from around your home. Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


CYCLONE WATCH is current for coastal areas from Cape Leveque to Kuri Bay, including Derby.


You should prepare your home inside and out. Keep up to date with the development of the cyclone through radio, television or the internet.



At 2pm Tropical Cyclone (TC) Laurence, Category 1, is estimated to be 190 kilometres northeast of Kalumburu and 280 kilometres north of Wyndham.


It is moving west at 13 kilometres per hour and is expected to move west southwest parallel to the north Kimberly coast.


Gales with gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour are expected to develop on the north Kimberley coast tonight.


Destructive winds with gusts to 130 kilometres per hour may develop between Kalumburu and Kuri Bay during Tuesday.


Heavy rain is expected in the north Kimberley region tonight and tomorrow as the cyclone moves closer to the coast.




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