Townsville Local Disaster Management Group moved to ‘Stand Up’

Date published: 18 January 2021

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) has moved to ‘Stand Up’ as Tropical Cyclone (TC) Kimi tracks towards the coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is currently forecasting that TC Kimi will stay off the coast north of Townsville, however there is still uncertainty about the movement of the system.

Chair of the TLDMG Mayor Jenny Hill said the group had moved to ‘Stand Up’ to ensure that if conditions changed, the city is best-placed to respond.

“The TLDMG is monitoring TC Kimi closely as we all know how unpredictable and how rapidly these weather events can change,” Cr Hill said.

“Residents should be finalising their cyclone preparations, including securing loose items in yards, ensuring their cyclone kit is fully stocked with food and water for three days and going over emergency plans with family.

“We’re encouraging residents to be prepared and to stay alert, check in on your neighbours and keep updated on the Disaster Dashboard.”