Kakadu – monsoon alert

Bureau of Meteorology satellite image

Latest Bureau of Meteorology satellite image

We’re battening down in Kakadu. Very little wind  yet…but the floodplains have filled and creeks and rivers are rising.  There is 30 centimetres over the  Arnhem Highway  – it’s likely to be completely cut off later today – and water is lapping the Nourlangie bridges on the Kakadu Highway.

Park staff helped evacuate Patonga outstations yesterday and we’re monitoring Mudginberri. Cooinda has evacuated all but essential staff.  The Jabiru Local Counter Disaster committee met yesterday to make sure we’re all prepared.

Keep an eye on the road alert for the latest info http://kakadu.com.au/access or ring Bowali Vistor Centre on 08 8938 1120

Sarah, Kakadu National Park

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