Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Barkly, Simpson and Lasseter districts.
Issued at 4:22 pm Wednesday, 29 January 2020.
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MAY PRODUCE VERY GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL EXTENDING OVER THE SOUTHERN BARKLY AND NORTHERN SIMPSON DISTRICTS
At 3pm Wednesday, a tropical low was located about 285km east southeast of Tennant Creek and is moving towards the west southwest.
DAMAGING WINDS, with peak gusts of around 90 km/h, and HEAVY RAINFALL, which may lead to FLASH FLOODING, with thunderstorms are expected in the southern Barkly and northern Simpson Districts as the low moves through the southern Barkly District and into the southeast Tanami District.
Locations which may be affected include Alice Springs, Arltunga, Ti Tree, Jervois, Barrow Creek, Hermannsburg, Alpurrurulam, Ampilatwatja and Santa Teresa.
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate
* pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears
* avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
* create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home
* stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
* ensure pets and animals are safe
* be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
* for emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au