UPDATE #2 – Daly River – Flood Watch

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has further revised down its predictions for the potential for waters to rise in the Daly River community, Northern Territory Police say.

“Northern Region Emergency Committee teams – including those at Foskey Pavilion – remain on stand-by, however at this stage there is no need for the evacuation of the Daly River community,” Northern Region Emergency Controller, Assistant Commissioner Matthew Hollamby said.

“The Daly River Emergency Plan is still active and residents are urged to remain vigilant.

“Over the past 24hrs, there have been issues with communications – affecting mobile phones, landlines and ATMs – in Daly River and a number of other communities including Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Nganmarriyanga (Palumpa).

“Telstra is aware of the issues and is working to restore services, with technicians heading to the area today.”

Borroloola is continuing to experience Minor Flood levels. A number of roads are closed. Please check Road Report https://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/ for the most up-to-date advice regarding road conditions.

“Over the past 24hrs, there have been four separate incidents in which vehicles have become stranded while trying to cross floodwaters,” Assistant Commissioner Matthew Hollamby said.

“We again remind motorists – if it’s flooded, forget it. Please don’t drive into floodwaters.”

For the latest weather information please visit www.bom.gov.au.

Follow www.SecureNT.nt.gov.au for all the latest safety advice.

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