SES Volunteers Association of WA

One Association - Many Values

22/03/2010 – Storm strikes metro area

Call 132 500 for assistance

The metro area has been hit by thunder, hail and heavy rain.  Many homes have been damaged and SES teams have been activiated to carryout repairs.  The SES has recieved hundreds of calls for assistance and all SES Units in the metro area have been activiated.  The 132 500 number has been swapped by callers seeking assistance.

SES advises to:

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning
  • If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property
  • construction site workers should store loose building material and tie down sheds
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats

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