TC Trevor update

Written by on 23/03/2019

From the NT News

DESTRUCTIVE Tropical Cyclone Trevor has weakened to a Category 3 system after making landfall on the Northern Territory coast this morning as a severe Category 4.

The huge storm crossed the NT coast about 100km south of Borroloola with sustained winds near the centre of 165km/h and “wild” wind gusts to 250km/h.

The very destructive core is expected to slowly weaken as it moves inland across the Carpentaria District today and into the Barkly District overnight.

Category 4 Cyclone Trevor makes landfall on the Territory coast

The cyclone is expected to weaken below cyclone strength during Sunday morning west of Brunette Downs.Dangerous conditions will extend inland during today.

Six people are believed to have still been in Borroloola as Cyclone Trevor made landfall this morning.

Emergency Management Centre incident controller Brendan Muldoon said six people had remained in Borroloola against advice.

Two may have tried to drive out this morning.

“They informed us they believe their buildings (will be able to withstand the cyclone).”

“We’re not that confident,” he said.

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