Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for the Kimberley forecast district
Issued at 9:21 pm WST on Thursday 12 December 2013.
People in parts of WA in an area northwest of a line from Broome to Derby to Kuri Bay are advised that the warning has been CANCELLED.
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Kimberley forecast district has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further alerts will be issued if necessary.
Wind gust to 98 kilometres per hour was reported from Derby at 6:40 pm.
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.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
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.