Bureau of Meteorology: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Sample

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


for Flash Flooding
For people in the
Wide Bay and Burnett
Southeast Coast
Darling Downs and Granite Belt Districts
Issued at 12:40 pm on Monday 8 November 2004

Thunderstorms are currently forming over these districts. Some of them are expected to be severe during the afternoon, bringing very heavy rainfall that may cause localised flash flooding. The State Emergency Service advises that people in the affected area should:

  • seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees
  • avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm
  • put vehicles under cover
  • secure loose outdoor items
  • beware of fallen trees and power lines
  • avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters

Contact the SES, listed under either State Emergency Service or your local council in the White Pages, for emergency assistance if required.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:30 pm

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

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