Tropical Cyclone Ita: Evacuations Ordered, Disaster Areas Declared As Australia Braces For Direct Hit From Storm

Water and fire will give the earth's globe convulsions and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up mountains, cities, etc...Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 63
Issued at 6:00 am EST on Sunday 13 April 2014

The Cyclone WARNING has been extended south and is now current for coastal areas from Cape Tribulation to Yeppoon.

At 6:00 am EST Tropical Cyclone Ita, Category 1, was estimated to be
50 kilometres southeast of Cardwell and
90 kilometres north northwest of Townsville, and
moving south southeast at 19 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Ita is forecast to move to the southeast during the next 24 hours, most likely close to or just offshore of the southern tropical and central coast, and is expected to maintain tropical cyclone intensity.

GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely between Port Douglas and Mackay today. Gales may extend further down the coast to St Lawrence later today, and to Yeppoon early Monday, if the system moves offshore.

As the cyclone tracks near the coast abnormally high tides are expected between Cardwell and Mackay, but the sea level should not exceed the highest tide of the year. Large waves are likely along the beachfront.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is currently occurring about the east tropical coast and ranges between about Ingham and Proserpine, and will extend south to about Yeppoon today. Isolated 24 hour totals in excess of 400mm are likely.

Tropical Cyclone Ita should move further southeast into the Coral Sea and away from the Queensland coast during Monday and Tuesday, while transitioning to a vigorous extra-tropical low. Rainfall will decrease about the North Tropical Coast during today and Monday as the system moves away.

People between Cape Tribulation and Yeppoon, including Townsville and Mackay, should take precautions and listen to the next advice.
- Information is available from your local government
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

Details of Tropical Cyclone Ita at 6:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 18.5 degrees South 146.4 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 35 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the south southeast at 19 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 100 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 1
.Central pressure......... 995 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued at approximately 7:00 am EST Sunday 13 April.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone



MARIA OF THE CROSS, 
Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT, 
Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Melanie 

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