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20/09/2012 – Get ready for bad weather

Get ready now for bad weather between Lancelin to Corrigin to Bremer Bay.   If you live between Lancelin to Corrigin to Bremer Bay you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming tomorrow.   This includes people in Albany, Bridgetown, Margaret River, Busselton, Bunbury, Katanning, Narrogin, York, Mandurah and the Perth metropolitan area.
 
This type of weather occurs about five times a year and could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.

WHAT TO DO:

State Emergency Service (SES) has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:

  • 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
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and stream

STORM DETAILS:
As at 4.00pm on 20 September 2012 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a strong cold front is expected to cause widespread damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property.    In isolated areas dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could cause significant damage or destruction to homes or property.   Dangerous surf conditions are also expected.
 
The bad weather is expected to develop about the Capes soon after sunrise tomorrow (Friday) and extend north and east through the warning area during Friday morning.  During Friday afternoon, the bad weather should extend further east towards Esperance and Southern Cross.
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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