Tropical Cyclone Trevor crosses coast RACQ

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Trevor has been downgraded to a category one system but not before it swept across Cape York and damaged homes and brought down power lines, but RACQ has warned residents to prepare for the system to continue to impact communities.

The Courier Mail reported the community of Lockhardt River has avoided a direct hit from the system but still experienced destructive winds and torrential rains.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said TC Trevor has continued to move west across the Cape.

“The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast TC Trevor will weaken to a tropical low before it enters the Gulf of Carpentaria this evening.

“TC Trevor could then intensify once more when it moves over the Gulf which could still be felt in  coastal Queensland communities as it tracks towards the Northern Territory on Thursday.”

Ms Ross said heavy rains were predicted down the coast to Cairns on Wednesday and with roads likely to be cut, drivers should think about whether they needed to be behind the wheel.

“If there is somewhere you need to be over the next few days, we encourage you to check your path before leaving home to avoid being caught out by floodwaters,” she said.

“If you do come face to face with a flooded road, turn around and don’t risk it – it’s never safe to drive through floodwaters. If it’s flooded, forget it.

“Don’t forget to visit RACQ’s Road Conditions website for the latest closure and conditions information before you hit the road.”