04/11/2011 - SES Volunteers respond to storm damage
State Emergency Service Volunteers are answering calls for help after a thunderstorm in the Great Southern caused some minor roof damage and flooding in Albany. The Bureau of Meteorology advised at 4.55pm that thunderstorms were likely to bring very heavy rainfall conducive to flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds. "A surface trough and middle level disturbance have combined to produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms across southwest parts of WA," the bureau said. The bad weather is expected to last into the evening. People in areas between Walpole, Northam, Morawa, Cue, Esperance and the coast should take action to stay safe now. This includes Albany, Katanning, Narrogin, York, Dalwallinu and Southern Cross. The SES has responded to 15 calls for help, with volunteers from Albany and Denmark using tarpaulins to fix roof damage and sandbagging some areas in danger of flooding.
If the storm has caused damage to your home call the SES on 132 500.