Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Lower West, South West, South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern forecast districts
Issued at 12:07 pm WST on Sunday 31 July 2016.
For people in parts of WA south of a line from Albany to Ravensthorpe to Israelite Bay are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds has been CANCELLED. This includes people in or near Esperance.
A strong cold front is moving through the southern parts of Western Australia and weakening this afternoon as it moves eastwards.
Gusty showers and thunderstorms are still occurring in areas but damaging winds are no longer expected.
The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
- Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
- Assess your home, car and property for damage.
- If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's web site at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.
The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.