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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia Regional Office

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

for DAMAGING WIND, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in parts of the
West Coast and
North West Pastoral districts.

Issued at 1:51 pm Sunday, 21 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Amata, Maralinga, Oak Valley, Cook and parts of the Great Victoria Desert.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Move cars under cover or away from trees.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while storms are nearby.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:55 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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