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If you live in an area bounded by Eyre to Carnegie to Warburton and east to the South Australian Border and along the border to Eucla and west along the coast to Eyre you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming this afternoon This includes people in or near Eucla. and surrounding areas. This is unusual weather that could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous. WHAT TO DO: • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.• Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows. • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline 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.
IF DRIVING:• Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers. • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines 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. • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged. Take care in parts of Goldfields Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne The severe weather warning for people in the area bounded by Eyre to Balladonia to Laverton to Carnegie to Eyre has been cancelled, but people in these areas should take care when going outside and assessing damage. WHAT TO DO: DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe once the bad weather has passed: • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways. • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris. • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live. • Assess your home, car and property for damage. • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.• If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs. • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500. WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:DFES is monitoring the situation.
ROAD CLOSURES Road information may be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au WEATHER DETAILS:As at 10:47 am on 1 February 2016 the Bureau of Meteorology advises Ex-Tropical Cyclone Stan is moving steadily to the southeast over southern parts of the Interior and is expected to lie near the South Australian border to the northeast of Forrest by late Monday afternoon. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS to 90 kilometres per hour that could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible in the vicinity of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Stan as it moves over the Interior during the remainder of Monday. HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over the warning area, easing from the northwest during the day. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall are forecast to have contracted eastwards into South Australia by late Monday afternoon, please refer to the Severe Weather Warning for South Australia [IDS65503] for full details. Storms may be accompanied by • Damaging winds • Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding
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 000After 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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