Time of issue: 4.20pm
Date of issue: 2 October 2012
Get ready now for bad weather from Mandurah to Albany. If you live southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming tonight. This includes people in Margaret River, Bridgetown, Busselton, Bunbury, Mandurah and surrounding areas.
This is typical weather for this time of year but could damage 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.
- Construction site workers should store loose building material and tie down sheds.
- Boat owners should securely moor their boats.
- Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
Take caution as there may be fallen debris like tree branches.
As at 3.25pm on 2 October 2012 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a deep low will pass to the south of the State tonight with a cold front moving through southwest parts. The passage of the front may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property.
There is a small chance of dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour which could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised areas. Severe winds are likely to develop near the Southwest Capes from about 8pm and extend to Mandurah and Walpole about 11pm.
Conditions will ease during Wednesday morning. The worst weather will occur in coastal parts of the warning area.
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.