*Please note that these conditions are most likely over the Perth Hills and foothills
If you live in an area southwest of WA in, near or between a line from Moora to Bridgetown you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming early Friday morning.
This includes people in in the Perth Hills and foothills and surrounding areas. This does not include Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton and Bridgetown.
This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.
WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:
• Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
• Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
• Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
• Move vehicles under cover
• Boat owners should securely moor their boats
• Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and stream.
If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property
As at 1.57pm on 31 December 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a strong high pressure system to the south of the state, combined with a deepening trough down the west coast is expected.
Damaging winds to 90 kilometres per hour are expected from around 1 am Friday morning to 9 am Friday morning, which could cause damage to homes and properties.
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 State Emergency Service (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 and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
For the latest weather warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings or call 1300 659 213.
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
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