WA Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Goldfields and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 5:00 pm Monday, 5 April 2021.

Severe thunderstorms impacting the southern Goldfields and Southeast Coastal district.

Weather Situation:At 4:50pm Satellite and RADAR shows an area of thunderstorms over the southern Goldfields and northeast parts of the Southeast Coastal District moving towards the southeast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Norseman and Salmon Gums.

Norseman Airport reported a wind gust of 120 km/h at 4:45 pm.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line 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.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines 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.


 

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