for Townsville and Maggie Island


The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) have recently advised Townsville and Magnetic Island residents should remain alert and stay indoors until Tropical Cyclone Debbie crosses the coast.

The message remains that now is no time to get complacent for Townsville and Magnetic Island residents – TDLMG Chair and Mayor Cr Henny Hill warn residents that Townsville remains in the cyclone warning zone despite Tropical Cyclone Debbie tracking south of the city.

“Based on the latest advice from the Bureau, Townsville should be prepared for dangerous winds later today,” Cr Hill said. “Cyclone Debbie is just to our south, and will continue to be a threat until it crosses the coast and moves out of our region.”

“While other communities are facing the full force of Cyclone Debbie, Townsville residents should remain vigilant, stick to your cyclone plan and stay at home until the danger passes.”

The Disaster Co-ordination Centre remains operational with all necessary emergency services available and the cyclone will be monitored around the clock – stay tuned to 4TO for all your updates.

Staff and resources are also on standby to provide recovery support to our neighbouring communities to our south.

  • You should listen to updates
  • All schools are closed today
  • No rubbish collections today. New collections times to be advised
  • Public Cyclone Shelter at Heatley is open
  • Up to date information available Council’s website
  • Facebook (Townsville Disaster Information) as well as Twitter account (@TCC_News).