A cyclone is Saturday passed in the country in northern Australia, with up to 250 kilometres an hour. It is expected to cause massive damage in the wilderness-the land of the Northern Territory.
the Cyclone, which has been given the name Trevor, went ashore shortly after 12: 30 local time southeast of the archipelago of the Sir Edward Pellew Islands. The archipelago lies off the town of Borroloola, which has been evacuated prior to the cyklonens arrival.
2000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the sparsely populated area near the border between North Territory and the state of Queensland as a result of the category firecyklonen.
Borroloolas 1600 inhabitants have been evacuated. The same is more the aborigines, who live in remote areas.
It reports the australian television station ABC.
Meanwhile, prepare the approximately 60 workers from the McArthur River mine is that the cyclone passes by them in the course of the weekend.
Responders, aircraft and helicopters are put on standby in Darwin approximately 970 northwest of the mine. They stand ready to help when the violent vejrsystem passes.
Australia's Meteorological Department warns of gusts up to 250 kilometers per hour. At the same time expected up to 200 millimetres of rain in the course of Saturday.
the Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the affected area.
According to the chief of naval operations, Travis Wurst from the police in Darwin will local communities around the Carpentariabugten experience destructive winds, already hours before the hurricane hit.
the Cyclone is the size of the state of Victoria. Cyklonens eye alone is 30 kilometers across.
Its size is one of the reasons that we have already started to evacuate people earlier in the week, says Travis Wurst, according to the local paper Katherine Times.
- the Devastating winds and rainfall up to 200 millimeters per day means that there is a risk of flooding, he adds.
the Director of emergencies in the Northern Territory, Jason Collins, announces that anyone who is in Trevors lane, the must have supplies for at least three days. At the same time, one should seek shelter and keep away from the waterways.
Jason Collins also warns that it is too late to try to leave the area.
- Turn on. Don't drown. We may not be there to save you, says Collins to the australian news agency AAP.
According to police in the Northern Territory refuses six people in the Borroloola to allow themselves to evacuate.
Also in western Australia is a cyclone on the way. Here is the cyclone of Veronica, who is headed towards the region of the Pilbara in the state of Western Australia.
Veronica is expected to go in the country late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, with gusts of up to 165 kilometres an hour. The authorities fear that it can generate waves up to four meters and catastrophic floods in the coastal town of Port Hedland.
There is living about 4000 people in Port Hedland.