Continue to take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest Gascoyne and Goldfields Midlands Regions
If you live in an area bounded by Telfer to Warburton to Menzies to Wiluna you should continue to take action and stay safe with more thunderstorms to come.
This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage 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.
• 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.
As at 12:19 pm on Saturday 12 March 2016 the Bureau of Meteorology advises that there is a risk of severe thunderstorms developing this afternoon and continuing into the early evening.
At 12:00pm satellite imagery showed a line of thunderstorms approximately 140 kilometres west-southwest of Warburton, moving slowly in an easterly direction.
Storms may be accompanied by:
• Damaging winds
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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