Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Pilbara and Gascoyne forecast districts
Issued at 2:08 am WST on Tuesday 31 March 2015.
People in parts of WA bounded by Exmouth to Onslow to Mt Augustus to Gascoyne Junction to Coral Bay to Exmouth are advised that the Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall has been CANCELLED.
The remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan are moving over the northwest of the state. Although rain thunderstorms are still occurring in the area, rainfall is no longer expected to be heavy enough to cause flash flooding.
Flood Watches and Warnings remain current, please refer to the latest warnings at www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.
The heaviest rainfall recorded from this event between 9am Monday and 2am Tuesday was 106mm at Onslow Airport.
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 carefull 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.