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Media Release

More bad weather coming for southern parts of WA
Friday 13 November 2009 – 9:15 AM

People are urged to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come for southern parts of WA.

If you between Mount Magnet, Jerramungup, Leinster and Israelite Bay, including Kalgoorlie and Esperance you need to get ready for bad weather.

The worst of the front is likely to hit this afternoon and evening, bringing strong winds, flash flooding and hail that could damage your home and make travel unsafe.

The SES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe:


  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows
  • If caught outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water
  • 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 driving, take extra care on the roads:

  • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers
  • 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 do not drive into water of unknown depth and current

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For information about road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138
  • To report downed power lines call Western Power on 13 13 51
  • For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213

More information about what to do before, during or after a storm can be found at www.fesa.wa.gov.au

 

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