Exmouth has just gone on to RED ALERT in preparation for Cyclone Bianca, a category 3.
The police are cruising the town with their sirens on and announcing our new status. Red Alert means everyone needs to take shelter immediately and stay sheltered until the alert passes.
Outside, the wind is picking up a bit but things are relatively calm so far. We are expecting the winds to increase as the afternoon rolls into evening and the rains should start hitting soon, too.
You can check out updates at the BOM site.
Hopefully this will be a simple storm with little damage or scariness!