Update: 20/03/2018 - Power has been restored to the Darwin depot and they have resumed normal business.
Update: 19/03/2018 - The cyclone has now past , we sustained minimal damage to the site, however, there is no power or water as a result the Darwin depot is closed until further notice.
All vehicles were moved into the warehouse prior to the cyclone and there are no damages to any of our customer's vehicles.
Darwin has been placed on cyclone warning due to Tropical Cyclone Marcus which has formed off the NT north coast.
The CEVA Darwin depot has implemented the emergency response plan and will be closing early today once essential work has been completed.
Information can be obtained from http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/
Issued at 11:04 am ACST on Friday 16 March 2018
Tropical Cyclone Marcus has formed off the NT north coast.
Maningrida to Daly River Mouth, including Darwin and the Tiwi Islands.
Daly River Mouth to Mitchell Plateau.
Maningrida to Milingimbi.
Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 65 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 95 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 55 kilometres of 10.3 degrees South 132.6 degrees East, estimated to be 95 kilometres north of Croker Island and 310 kilometres northeast of Darwin.
Movement: southeast at 13 kilometres per hour.
Tropical Cyclone Marcus has formed north of Cobourg Peninsula. Tropical Cyclone Marcis is expected to approach the northwest Top End coast today, most likely crossing the Cobourg Peninsula tonight. The tropical cyclone is expected to turn south towards the southwest, passing close to Darwin during Saturday, before moving into the Timor Sea late on Saturday or early Sunday. During Sunday, Tropical Cyclone Marcus is expected to approach the north Kimberley coast.
GALES with gusts to 110 km/h are expected to develop over the Cobourg Peninsula during this afternoon, then extend to Gouburn Island later this evening. Gales may extend to Maningrida tonight if the tropical cyclone takes a more easterly track.
Gales are expected to extend to Darwin and the Tiwi Islands from early Saturday morning as the tropical cyclone passes through the Van Diemen Gulf. However, if the tropical cyclone crosses the coast east of the Cobourg Peninsula tonight, the tropical cyclone will likely weaken before approaching Darwin, reducing the chance of gales being experienced.
Gales may extend to Daly River Mouth by Saturday afternoon and further south to the WA/NT border later on Saturday or Sunday as the cyclone moves into the Timor Sea later. Gales are expected to extend to the north Kimberley during Sunday.
A STORM TIDE between Milikapiti and Maningrida, including the Van Diemen Gulf, is expected as the cyclone centre crosses the coast tonight. Tides are likely to rise significantly above the normal high tide, with DAMAGING WAVES and DANGEROUS FLOODING tonight and into Saturday morning.
HEAVY RAIN is expected along the north coast today, extending into the northwest Top End on Saturday.