VIC Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:27 am Friday, 8 May 2020.

Squally Northerly Winds over Eastern Ranges redeveloping early Saturday.

Another cold front will approach western Victoria later today before sweeping through the State during Saturday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are expected in Alpine areas (above 1200 metres) during the early morning on Saturday. Moderation is expected during the late afternoon or evening during Saturday.

Locations which may be affected include Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Omeo.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.


 

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