SES Volunteers Association of WA

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04/09/2012- Storm Update

Continue to take action with dangerous weather between Mandurah to Hyden to Israelite Bay.   If you live south of line from Mandurah to Hyden to Israelite Bay you should continue to take action and stay safe due to dangerous weather.   This includes people in, near or between Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Albany, Narrogin, Katanning and Esperance and surrounding areas.
 
This type of weather only occurs once or twice a year and could cause major damage to homes and make travel dangerous.
 
WHAT TO DO:
State Emergency Service (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 safe to do so, boat owners should securely moor their boats

IF DRIVING:
Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers
Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current
Be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy and vehicles could become bogged.
 
WEATHER DETAILS:
As at 2.40pm on 4 September 2012 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a deep low just south of Walpole will move eastwards during this afternoon and evening.    The low is expected to cause widespread damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property.
 
Dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property. Severe winds are currently being experienced southwest of a line Cape Naturaliste to Albany and will be extending to Esperance and adjacent inland areas later this afternoon and evening.
 
Dangerous surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion.
 
This system is expected to be windier than a typical winter front.
 
IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

 
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 and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.

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