WA Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Heavy Rain

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West district.

Issued at 10:42 am Friday, 10 June 2022.

Heavy rainfall with persistent thunderstorms over the southwest

Weather Situation: A low to the west of WA is extending lines of thunderstorms along a trough towards the SW coast of the state today.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta and Dunsborough.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.




 

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