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Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West and Lower South West

Sat, 29/08/2015 - 3:37pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: As at 3.06pm today the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning between Bunbury and Walpole has been cancelled. Content:

As at 3.06pm today the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning between Bunbury and Walpole has been cancelled.
The cold front has now weakened and moved to the southeast.
Showers are still likely but damaging winds are no longer expected.
The Severe Weather Warning for the South West forecast district has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
To date, DFES has not received any calls/has received minimal calls for assistance.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
• In a life threatening situation call 000
After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
FURTHER INFORMATION:
• For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.
• Information about road conditions may be available from Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit www.mainroads.wa.gov.au 
 
 
 
No further updates will be issued.

 

Publication Time: 29/08/2015 3:35 PM Expiration Time: 30/08/2015 8:00 AM

Take action with bad weather in parts of the South West and Lower South West

Sat, 29/08/2015 - 9:55am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live in an area south west of a line from Bunbury to Walpole you should take action and stay safe with bad weather to come. Content:

If you live in an area south west of a line from Bunbury to Walpole you should take action and stay safe with bad weather to come. 

This includes people in Margaret River, Augusta and Busselton and surrounding areas.  This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous. 
         
WHAT TO DO: 
• If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
• Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows. 
• Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning. 
• If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home. 
• If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water. 
IF DRIVING:
• Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. 
• Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers. 
• Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris. 
• If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears. 
• Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged. 
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
DFES is monitoring the situation.      
WEATHER DETAILS:
As at 8.55am on 29 August 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a cold front will move across the region between 9am and 3pm Saturday.
The cold front will produce thunderstorms that may cause DAMAGING WINDS around 100 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES OR PROPERTY IN LOCALISED AREAS.
This is typical weather for this time of year but winds may cause localised damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
• In a life threatening situation call 000
 
After a storm State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs. KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213. The next update will be provided when the situation changes.

 
 
 
Publication Time: 29/08/2015 9:53 AM
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