Tropical Cyclone STAN: Red Alert Issued in WA
Posted by feww on January 30, 2016
Destructive winds, storm surges, flooding threaten towns as cyclone approaches Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone STAN threatens northwest Pilbara region in Western Australia (WA) with potentially destructive wind gusts and heavy rain when the system makes landfall early on Sunday morning.
- The storm, currently a category 2 system, is forecast to intensify to category three cyclone before landfall.
- Red alert has been issued for coastal communities between Port Hedland and Wallal, including Pardoo, Eighty Mile and Wallal.
- Storm surges may pose additional threats of damaging waves and dangerous flooding due to the tide, said Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
- For the latest updates visit the BOM website