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Media Release

Coral Bay and Exmouth holidaymakers urged to return home
Thursday 26 January 2012 – 5:40 PM

FESA’s State Emergency Service (SES) is urging holidaymakers in Coral Bay and Exmouth to return home early on Friday to avoid the risk of being stranded by heavy rains forecast ahead of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Iggy.

As at 3pm the Bureau of Meteorology advises TC Iggy is estimated to be 820 kilometres northwest of Exmouth and 970 kilometres west northwest of Karratha.
 
It is moving towards the Pilbara coast at six kilometres an hour.
 
TC Iggy is expected to bring heavy rainfall on Friday in coastal parts of the Pilbara, west Kimberley and possibly on the west coast north of Cape Cuvier.
 
This brings a significant risk of Pilbara coastal roads being closed due to flooding.
 
People are encouraged to check current road conditions with Main Roads WA on 138 138 before departure.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• For SES assistance call 132 500. 
• In a life threatening situation call 000.
• For weather information visit
www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Call 1300 657 209, visit
www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.

Media Contact: FESA Media and Public Affairs on 9225 5955

 

 

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