WA Severe Weather Warning: Destructive Gusts & Heavy Rainfall
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
for Damaging Winds with Locally Destructive Gusts and Heavy Rainfall conducive
to Flash Flooding.
For people in parts of WA southwest of a line Perth to Albany. This includes
people in, near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River,
Albany, Mandurah and Perth and surrounding areas.
Issued at 4:00 am on Sunday 12 August 2012
A strong cold front and associated rain band approaching the South West of the
state may cause HEAVY RAINFALL that could cause FLASH FLOODING and DAMAGING WINDS to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY from mid to late Sunday morning about the SW district, extending throughout Sunday afternoon and evening. DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY IN LOCALISED AREAS.
People in the southwest of WA experience a front as windy as this about 5 times
WHAT TO DO
For personal safety FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises you to trim
branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car. Clear
gutters and downpipes so they don't overflow after heavy rain. Store or weigh
down loose objects around your home or work that could be picked up and thrown
by strong winds, causing damage or injury [e.g. outdoor furniture]. Prepare an
emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first
aid kit. Organise an emergency plan, including a relocation plan for your family
and pets in case your home becomes flooded. For SES assistance call 132 500. For
more safety tips visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au