WA Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain & Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South East Coastal and parts of Goldfields, Eucla, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 9:45 am Sunday, 11 April 2021.
Damaging winds and heavy rainfall possible over southeastern parts of the State during Monday.

Weather Situation: Tropical Cyclone Seroja will weaken into a low pressure system Monday morning and move over southeastern parts of the State.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60-70 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h being possible which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are expected close to the track of the low.

A period of HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is also likely along the path of the low pressure system as it moves over southeastern parts of the State.
Further to the north and east of the system, strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds are expected during Monday with gusts to 90 km/h possible.

This is a rare weather event for people in southern and eastern parts of WA.

Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Merredin, Norseman, Lake King, Leonora, Menzies, Salmon Gums and Southern Cross.

People to the northwest of the Severe Weather Warning area should refer to the latest Tropical Cyclone advice http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDW24100.html.
Also refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60281.shtml for the latest track map of Tropical Cyclone Seroja.

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 boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


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