Far North police are encouraging residents to stay safe as Tropical Cyclone Tiffany approaches the coast.
Heavy rainfall, gales and destructive winds are predicted to impact the Cape York peninsula throughout Monday and into Tuesday.
Residents and travellers are particularly reminded not to become complacent with floodwaters. Deciding to walk to drive through floodwaters can have serious consequences on your life.
What to do:
- Secure your belongings.
- Make sure you are prepared for no access to water or electricity by having clean water, food and torches.
- If your home is not safe, may way early to a shelter. If it’s flooded, forget it. Do not drive through floodwaters.
- Call SES on 132 500 for storm-related assistance. Leave Triple Zero (000) for life-threatening emergencies.
Where to go for information:
- Your local Council website
- ABC Emergency – abc.net.au/emergency
- Bureau of Meteorology – bom.gov.au/cyclone
- Disaster Management QLD – disaster.qld.gov.au