EX CYCLONE JOYCE

Posted on: Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 5:29:18 PM

**UPDATED PUBLIC NOTICE AS AT 1:30pm 14/1/2018**

POSSIBLE HEAVY RAINFALL IN AND AROUND THE SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN AS A RESULT OF EX CYCLONE JOYCE

The most recent update from BOM advises that widespread rainfall of 50mm is expected in the Hill River catchment in the 24hrs to 9am 15/1/2018.

Given the small catchment area of the Hill River, significant flows and possible flooding of the river remains a possibility.

Rainfall of 50 is expected throughout the Shire of Dandaragan with possible isolate showers of 100 - 110mm

**NOT CURRENT**

The most recent update from BOM advises that widespread rainfall of 50 - 80mm rainfall is expected in the Hill River catchment late Sunday (14 January 2018) and into Monday.

Given the small catchment area of the Hill River, flooding of the river remains a possibility.

Rainfall of 50 - 80mm is expected throughout the Shire of Dandaragan.

Map of ex cyclone path

**NOT CURRENT**

Cyclone Joyce is still currently a Category 1 and is expected to cross the coast sometime this evening where it is expected that it will be downgraded to a tropical low.

The Shire of Dandaragan wishes to advise that the expected significant rainfall events that were previously advised has now lessened. However, it is likely that the Shire will receive around 50mm of widespread rain on Sunday and Monday with possible isolated events of up to 150mm in areas. The projection still remains unreliable and we advise that the public continue to monitor television and radio coverage for further information.

Particular concern is still in place for campers at the mouth of Hill River and any other low lying areas subject to flooding.

There is also a significant risk for the Moore catchment area with probable inundation and possible minor flooding within Moora.

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP

Tropical Cyclone Joyce

Issued at 2:52 pm AWST Friday 12 January 2018

Scott Clayton

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

3.30pm 12 January 2018

**NOT CURRENT**

PUBLIC NOTICE

POSSIBLE FLOODING HILL AND MOORE RIVER AND ISOLATED HEAVY RAINFALLS WITHIN THE SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN AS A RESULT OF CYCLONE JOYCE

To Shire of Dandaragan residents and campers it has been advised by Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) that residents and visitors in our community should prepare for a heavy rainfall event associated with Cyclone Joyce currently sitting off the Kimberley Coast near Broome.

At this point mapping for Sunday 14 January 2018 is relatively unreliable however, indications are that up to 125mm of rain could occur in the Hill River and Moore River catchment areas on Sunday and possibly Monday.

Residents and Campers are encouraged to:

  1. Assess your situational awareness.
  2. Ensure you are prepared for excessive rainfall and possible flooding.
  3. Monitor television and radio coverage for further information.
  4. A further, more definitive update will be provided by 1700 hours 12 January 2018.

Cyclone Joyce is currently a Category 1 and travelling in a south east direction. It is expected to turn into a Category 2 later this evening. By early Friday morning, it is expected to be at a Category 3 level at which point is due to cross the coast in a south west direction.

As a result of this, significant rainfall is expected in the Midwest Gascoyne region. The Gascoyne, Murchison and Greenough Rivers are expected to experience anywhere from 250mm up to 300mm of rainfall within a 24 hour period on Friday through to Saturday.

Detailed here is a link to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website with information to assist residents what to consider in preparing for a flood:

https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/flood/FloodManualsGuidesandBrochures/Flood_smart.pdf

There is particular concern for campers at the mouth of Hill River and any other low lying areas subject to flooding.

Further information can be found at:

WARNING CENTRE PERTH

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP

Tropical Cyclone Joyce

Issued at 11:40 am AWST Thursday 11 January 2018

Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 20.

Scott Clayton

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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