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Cancellation of Tropical Cyclone Warning for Cyclone Mangga

Number: A22/2020

Date: 23 May 2020

At 2.38am WST the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) cancelled the warning for Tropical Cyclone Mangga on Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

I have spoken with the Territory Controller, Sergeant David Williams and he has advised that residents can leave their homes from 8: 30 am (Cocos time) Saturday morning, 23 May 2020.

Please ensure your family, friends and neighbours are aware that the Cyclone has now passed.

Residents are reminded to be cautious when going outdoors as there may be some fallen trees and loose sheeting and debris.

BoM have advised that rough seas and that the swell is likely to impact the lagoon area today. The Lagoon remains closed to recreational vessels until 6:00pm today Saturday 23 May 2020.

I would like to thank Territory Controller, Sergeant David Williams and his team for their efforts in keeping the Cocos community safe. Special thanks also to the members of the Cocos Emergency Management Committee for their support.

Mrs Natasha Griggs
Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands