Although downgraded to ex-tropical cyclone status, Penny remains a tropical low with wind gusts of 95 kilometres an hour and the risk of reforming into tropical cyclone as it approaches the east coast of Queensland.
Penny still has the potential to cause heavy rains and damaging winds from Monday night through to Wednesday 9 January.
The Bureau of Meteorology estimates the probable path of the ex-tropical cyclone could affect an area ranging from Cooktown to south of Bowen, beyond Georgetown inland, and the Whitsunday Islands off the coast.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should
- move vehicles under cover or away from trees
- secure loose outdoor items
- seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees
- beware of fallen trees and powerlines
- never drive, walk or ride through flood waters
- keep clear of creeks and storm drains
- for emergency assistance contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.
If you need to make a claim
Our expert claims team is on standby, ready to assist you if you need to make a claim.
- Call 1800 254 287 as quickly as possible. Getting in touch early helps us move the claim forward earlier.
- If you have safe access to the affected area, please take photos of the damage.
- If you require after hours emergency assistance, call 1800 254 287 and select option two.