Tropical Cyclone Dovi -Orange Alert

10 February 2022

Tropical Cyclone Dovi continues to intensify and is now a category 2 cyclone it is expected to intensify further to a high-end category 2 cyclone as it moves southwards towards the island. The cyclone is expected to pass close to the west of Norfolk Island late Friday evening or early on Saturday

GALES with gusts to 120 km/h may develop over Norfolk Island on Friday evening as tropical cyclone Dovi approaches from the north. Winds may increase to DESTRUCTIVE wind gusts of up to 150 km/h during Friday night and early Saturday as the centre of the cyclone passes close to the west of the island.

DAMAGING SURF developing from Friday, particularly about the northern coast of the island. Seas becoming very rough with large waves.

EMNI has moved the Cyclone Alert to Orange under the Cyclone Alert Action Plan.

The community is advised to: -

• keep up to date with the cyclone development through radio (local and ABC Western Plains), television or internet

• Fuel your vehicles and park them in a sheltered area with the handbrake on and in park or first gear

• Ensure your emergency kit is complete and emergency water containers and bathtubs are full.

• Make sure your neighbours or guest in visitor accommodation receive this warning. If you are ready and they need help, give them a hand.

• Board up or heavily tape exposed windows. Close curtains and lock doors

• Pack a relocation kit, including warm clothes. Place valuables, important papers, and photos in waterproof bags to be taken with your emergency kit.

• Prepare to move to the strongest part of your house or relocate to Rawson Hall if required

• Ensure your children are at home

• Gather tools that may be required for emergency repairs, e.g., hammer, nails, rope tarpaulins and chainsaws

• Prepare the safest part of your house (usually the bathroom) and place emergency stores there

• Account for and lock-up your pets

• Make final preparations

EMNI will have a further briefing by the Bureau of Meteorology at 10 am tomorrow and updated information will be available on the EMNI facebook page and Radio Norfolk.

Key points of contact

Welfare: Hayley Evans, email, phone- +672 3 52777

Incident Controller: Sergeant Mark Watson, email, phone +672 3 22222

EMNI Facebook: @emergencymanagementnorfolkisland


10 February 2022

George Plant

Emergency Controller