The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a number of severe weather warnings across much of the state.
Heavy rainfall, damaging winds and abnormally high tides are occurring across the state, with the following areas affected:
Central West, Lower West, South West Coastal, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Gascoyne, Eucla districts and parts of Pilbara.
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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 boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
- Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
- 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.
Stay tuned for further updates.