Severe thunderstorm warning warning for West Gippsland 8/12/2011
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 16:34, Thursday 8 December 2011
THESE WARNINGS ALSO APPLY TO: The South Gippsland forecast district.
Warning has been cancelled by the BOM.
Residents of West Gippsland have been warned by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to prepare for “severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones in the next several hours.”
The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued the following advice for residents:
-Keep clear of fallen power lines.
-Secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
-Keep away from creeks and drains.
-Do not drive vehicles through flooded areas.
-Stay indoors if possible.
-Avoid using the phone during the storm.
-If you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees.
-Listen to the radio for storm updates.
-Switch off your computer and electrical appliances.
For a complete list of weather warnings around Victoira, visit http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/index.shtml.
The next weather warning update from the BOM will be issued at 5.25PM. You can access the BOM warnings website for Victoria at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/index.shtml.
Emergency numbers are:
Write these numbers down in case of power outages.
For storm emergency assistance from the SES: 132 500, or for SES information: 1300 842 737
For life-threatening injury: 000
Information on road closures: www.vicroads.vic.gov.au or phone 131 170.
For warning updates: www.bom.gov.au or phone 1300 659 217.
The next weather warning update from the BOM will be issued at 11PM. You can access the BOM warnings website for Victoria at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/index.shtml
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