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Risks

Please be prepared during a disaster or emergency situation. Cyclones are prevalent throughout the Top End of the Territory during the wet season.

Tropical Cyclones are dangerous because they produce destructive winds, heavy rainfall with flooding and damaging storm surges that can cause inundation of low-lying areas.

Other possible risks in the region include:

  • Flooding
  • Destructive winds
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Tidal surges on creek crossings and riverbeds
  • Earthquakes – infrastructure damage

Household Emergency Planning

Please prepare your household Emergency Plan. Secure NT have some basic guidelines to assist you develop your Emergency Plan.

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Emergency Kit

  • Portable radio and spare batteries
  • Water (72 hours)
  • Food (72 hours)
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Blankets, sleeping bags
  • First Aid Kit
  • Spare clothes
  • Good shoes
  • Camping stove
  • Medicines
  • Baby supplies
  • Family documents
  • Toiletries
  • Pet supplies

Roads are subject to flooding within the Municipality.  Please drive to the conditions around you and never cross a flooded creek or riverbed.

Stay Alert and follow advice from Emergency Sevices.

Don’t forget to prepare your animals