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The Northern Territory news Sat 28 Nov 2020



The Northern Territory news Sat 28 Nov 2020

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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News Corp Australia

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 2020 NEWS 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Cyclonic winds hit Tree damage from the storm at Bagot Oval. Picture: Katrina Bridgeford DAMAGING wind gusts of up to 95km/h described as cyclonic by some residents howled across Darwin and tore down trees in a severe storm that swept the city yesterday. The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 91km/h gusts at Darwin Harbour and 95km/h at the Darwin airport during the early hours of Friday after a severe squall line of thunderstorms hit at around 1am. The Bureau of Meteorologys wind speed guide for tropical cyclones says maximum mean wind speeds for Category 2 cyclones range between 89 and 117 km/h. It says typical effects of Category 2 cyclones include destructive winds and significant damage to signs, trees and caravans. The winds felt yesterday were described as cyclonic by some residents across Darwin, who reported fallen trees after the overnight storm. Darwin resident Rachael Payne said she was woken up by the thrashing winds. I thought it was a cyclone that I missed the memo about, she said. Hubby had to go out and sort out the gazebo. Saved the walls but the frame is all mangled. Clean up and tie down of stuff happening ASAP. If this is what we are to expect best be prepared next time. More than 27mm of rain was recorded at Darwin airport on Thursday and Friday. It comes after a huge milkwood tree that survived Cyclone Tracy was struck down in Fannie Bay by Thursdays severe winds and rain. Wind gusts reached 89km/h at Darwin airport on Thursday afternoon. Darwin is expected to see some more storms this weekend. NATASHA EMECK Storm gusts up to 95km/h tear down Darwin treesLaksas in line for top gong ALMOST 5000 laksas and laksa-inspired dishes have been consumed during the second annual Darwin International Laksa Festival ahead of Sundays grand finale. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the month-long celebration of the iconic Territory dish had been a hit with locals and visitors alike. Its been awesome to see so many people become laksa likers, lovers and legends of the past few weeks, he said. Everyone knows this period as the low season but right now you wouldnt know it, theres a real buzz around the place and the Laksa Festival has been a big part of that. This isnt just about laksas, this is about jobs the Laksa Festival puts us on the map, boosts tourism and supports local jobs. The festival culminates in the CBD on Sunday afternoon where the winners of the Golden Bowl Award for best laksa and the two peoples choice awards will be announced. JASON WALLS eanv. Norman jOYCE MAYNE Terms and conditions apply- see full terms and conditions at www.advancedone.com.au 1300 85 92 94 I www.advancedone.com.au This advertisement is published by Advanced One Pty Limited ACN 161 859 552, ABN 62 161 859 552 ("Advanced One"). *1. Harvey Norman and Joyce Mayne stores are operated by independent franchisees and do not provide, or offer to provide, installation services. *2. Installation is by Advanced One Pty Ltd A.C.N. 161 859 552 A.B.N. 62161 589 552 trading as Advanced One Air Conditioning & Electrical Services with Arctick Licence No. AU37346 and Northern Territory Electrical Contractor Licence No. C4088. Standard installation price for a selected 2.5 to 3.5 kilowatt system is $499. Installation prices for systems 4 kilowatts or larger are higher, contact Advanced One for details. Installation prices are indicative only, are for normal installation circumstances and do not constitute an offer capable of acceptance. The supply of services atthe price contained in this advertisement only applies to the installation of selected branded systems, available from selected Harvey Norman and Joyce Mayne franchisees located in Darwin and at premises located within 20km of a Harvey Norman or Joyce Mayne franchisee store in Darwin. You must ensure that the premises where a selected inverter split system is to be installed is safe, not contaminated, able to support the installation works and has the necessary electrical supply connected to the point of installation. Terms, Conditions and exclusions apply and are fully set out atwww.advancedone.com.au. Promotion ends 30/11/20. 445581_DAR