If you live in an area southeast of a line from Hopetoun to Menzies to Eucla you should continue to take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.
This includes people in, near or between Kalgoorlie, Esperance, 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.
• 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 the Great Southern, Goldfields Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne
The weather warning for people in the area west of Wiluna to Menzies to Hyden Rock to Bremer Bay including people in Southern Cross has been cancelled, but people in these areas should take care when going outside and assessing damage.
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.
The Bureau of Meteorology advises a trough over the eastern Goldfields and western Eucla is slowly moving east. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the trough have been causing heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding in western parts of the warning area today. The area of heavy rainfall is forecast to gradually extend eastwards during the remainder of Tuesday and contract from western parts.
Hopetoun AWS recorded 52.0mm of rainfall in the past 12 hours. Munglinup West AWS recorded 50.8mm of rainfall in the past 12 hours.
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.
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