Severe Weather Could Be On Our Way

Warning Issued By BoM

16 October 2017

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People in the South West, Great Southern, Lower South West and Perth Metro area are being told to prepare for some severe weather conditions on the way from this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology issuing a severe weather warning, which includes locations like Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely with gusty winds expected. Winds could reach up to 100km/h which could cause damage to homes and properties.

Conditions are likely to ease by 10pm tonight.

Latest image from the Bureau of Meteorology. Areas affected throughout the day

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises people to stay safe during this period.

  • 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. 
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