Tropical Cyclone Ita could bring rain to the region
TROPICAL Cyclone Ita has the potential to bring some heavy rain to the Bundaberg region.
Police and Community Safety Minister and Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey, who is monitoring the approaching storm from the state disaster co-ordination centre in Kedron, said one of the first questions he asked was its impact on the Bundaberg region.
Mr Dempsey said from all the modelling by the Bureau of Meteorology and the US Navy in Hawaii the cyclone would hit the Queensland coast at Cooktown.
It would then deteriorate to a rain depression and cross back out to sea in the Innisfail-Tully area and head towards New Zealand.
"In the back of my mind is the potential for heavy rain in the Bundaberg region," Mr Dempsey said.
"I would ask people to be mindful and keep abreast of information from the Bureau of Meteorology."
Mr Dempsey said he was constantly receiving briefings on the situation and if there was any threat to Bundaberg there would be time to increase the level of awareness.