The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Cancellation Severe Weather Warning for people in South West and South Coastal districts
Time of issue: 04:04 PM
Date of issue: 18 June 2020
Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern
As at 18/06/2020 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning Lower West and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.
Damaging winds are no longer expected. Squally showers and isolated thunderstorms remain possible along the south coast of WA for the remainder of Thursday, easing from the west.The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.
WHAT TO DO:
Now the severe weather has passed, 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 18/06/2020 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold and squally airstream over the far southwest of WA has eased.
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 Shire.
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
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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
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.