Take cyclonewarnings seriously

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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As the wet season looms, the Town of Port Hedland urges residents to remain vigilant and keep an eye on weather updates this Christmas.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast about five cyclones will form off the North West coast during the 2017-18 wet season, two of which are predicted to make landfall. A Town of Port Hedland spokeswoman said despite the common attitude of “she’ll be right”, locals should take the warnings seriously.

“It is important to always remain vigilant and cyclone-ready,” she said. “Part of your preparations should always include having a cyclone kit and cyclone plan on hand. More information on how to prepare your kit and plan can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website.”

The Town of Port Hedland works closely with the Department of Emergency Services and the Hedland State Emergency Services to provide information on how to be prepared to help build resilience in the community.

Cyclone preparation guides and information on what to do in the event of a cyclone can be found on the Town of Port Hedland website, as well as at dfes.wa.gov.au.

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