Tropical Cyclone Laurence Blue Alert for Giles and Warburton
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near communities of Giles and Warburton.
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.
ALL CLEAR is current for people in or near the communities of Cotton Creek, Punmu, Telfer, Woodie Woodie and Nifty.
Wind and storm surge dangers have passed but continue to take care.
At 5am Tropical Cyclone (TC) Laurence, category one, is estimated to be 205 kilometres southeast of Cotton Creek and 435 kilometres west northwest of Giles.
It is moving southeast at 26 kilometres per hour.
The following roads are closed:
- Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to the Telfer turnoff
- Telfer Road
Motorists should avoid the area and should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
There is no fuel at Sandfire Roadhouse on Great Northern Highway due to a power outage. Motorists are advised to refuel at Pardoo or Roebuck Roadhouse.
Power at Sandfire Roadhouse is expected to be restored this afternoon however motorists should contact the roadhouse directly for more information.