**This Emergency Alert has been cancelled**

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Emergency Alert for Palm Island (north Queensland) as at 4.50pm Mon 18 Jan

An Emergency Alert cyclone warning has been issued for Palm Island residents.

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that Tropical Cyclone Kimi is expected to pass near Palm Island within the next 24 hours.

Palm Island residents should prepare now for destructive winds and heavy rain tonight and Tuesday. Please advise family and friends in the area.

For more information, visit www.bom.gov.au