TLDMG Cyclone Update - 5.30pm

Date published: 27 March 2017

Townsville and Magnetic Island residents should remain vigilant and prepared for dangerous winds from Tropical Cyclone Debbie according to latest advice.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently a Category 3 system and is expected to intensify to Category 4 strength before it crosses the coast between Ayr and Mackay tomorrow morning.

TLDMG chair and Mayor Cr Jenny Hill warned residents that Townsville remained in the cyclone warning zone despite Tropical Cyclone Debbie tracking south of the city.

“Based on the latest advice from the Bureau, destructive winds could still reach Townsville by 8am tomorrow morning depending on the final path of the cyclone overnight,” Cr Hill said.

“The Disaster Co-ordination Centre remains operational with all necessary emergency services available. Tropical Cyclone Debbie will be monitored closely throughout the night.”

“Staff and resources are also on standby to provide support to our neighbouring communities to our south who are tonight bracing for the full force of Cyclone Debbie.”

  • You should listen to updates
  • All schools will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday)
  • No rubbish collections tomorrow. New collections times to be advised
  • Public Cyclone Shelter at Heatley and Places of Refuge are staffed and open
  • Up to date information available Council’s website
  • Facebook (Townsville Disaster Information) as well as Twitter account (@TCC_News).