The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Please note this Warning is now Cancelled
Time of issue: 08:44 AM
Date of issue: 25 September 2020
Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West
The severe weather warning for Lower West and South West districts has been cancelled.
WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises you to:
- Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
- Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
- Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
- Assess your home, car and property for damage.
- Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
- If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
- If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.
At 25/09/2020 04:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised winds have eased across the Darling Scarp. Gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and foothills earlier Friday morning have now eased and the warning is CANCELLED. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. Gooseberry Hill recorded a wind gust of 87 kilometers per hour at 2:00am Australian Western Standard Time Friday. Perth Airport recorded a wind gust of 78 kilometers per hour at 3:36am Australian Western Standard Time Friday.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been closed.
Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
- DFES is monitoring the situation.
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
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.
During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.
No further updates will be issued.