WA Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Coastal district.

Issued at 4:32 am Monday, 3 May 2021.

A slow moving band of showers is expected to cause Heavy Rainfall along coastal parts of the South Coastal district Monday morning.

Weather Situation:
Current radar imagery shows a near stationary line of showers affecting the south coast and adjacent land areas between Windy Harbour and Bremer Bay as fresh to strong east to southeasterly winds continue over southern coastal waters.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over coastal and adjacent land areas between Cape Riche and Bremer Bay during Monday morning.

As winds begin to moderate later Monday morning along the south coast, heavy rainfall should begin to ease.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Denmark and Walpole.

Many Peaks AWS recorded 39.4mm in the 3 hours up to 1:40am WST Monday and has recorded 67.2mm since 9am Sunday.

Albany Airport AWS recorded 37.6mm in the 3 hours up to 4:18am WST Monday.

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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