Australia: tsunami evacuation order issued for Lord Howe Island

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

MEDIA – PLEASE USE STANDARD EMERGENCY ALERT SIGNAL (SEWS)

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Tsunami Warning No. 5 for Lord Howe Island has been issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center (JATWC) at 11:01 p.m. CET on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

The tsunami threat assessment in this message is unchanged

TSUNAMI THREAT TO LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

A tsunami warning for Lord Howe Island.

LAND-BASED THREAT.

A major landslide threat of inundation, flooding, dangerous rips, waves and strong ocean currents exists for the low-lying coastal areas of Lord Howe Island beginning after 7:30 p.m. (local_time) Saturday and will persist for several hours.

NEW SOUTH WALSH strongly advises residents in areas threatened by the elements. strongly advises people in threatened areas to move to higher ground or move inland.

The New South Wales State Emergency Management Service has ordered the evacuation of low
parts of Lord Howe Island.

People are advised to move to the nearest evacuation collection area: the corner of Anderson Road and Middle Beach Road if on the north end of the island, or the Golf Club House Carpark if on the south end of the island.

The next update will be posted at 12:31 a.m. CET on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.

For the latest and more information about tsunami warnings, please call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 626) or visit www.bom.gov.au/tsunami.

FOR EMERGENCY EMERGENCY SERVICE call 000
FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE or GENERAL SERVICE call:
New South Wales Emergency Services at 132 500
JATWC is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Geosciences.
Australia

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