The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 04:51 AM
Date of issue: 20 April 2019
Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern
As at 20/04/2019 03:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South Coastal and parts of South West and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA
WHAT TO DO:
Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:
- 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.
At 20/04/2019 03:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed
Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
- DFES is monitoring the situation.
- Emergency services have answered more than 62 calls for help since midnight on Friday.
- Damage was reported across the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West areas.
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 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 or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.