MAF is making contingency plans to remove all the aircraft to the Gove hangar and possibly evacuate the families, too. This will allow the aircraft to become part of any subsequent relief effort that may be required.
People are starting to arrive in Elcho today for the Thanksgiving and will add to the number of people at risk. Thankfully this is only forecast to be a Category I cyclone with expected steady winds of 60mph and gusts to 90mph.
Please pray that there will be no loss of life and that the cyclone will track away from these two major population centres. Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala communities house about 4,000 and 2,500 in Galiwin'ku.