Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 7:30 pm Monday, 7 February 2022.

SLOW MOVING STORMS OVER PILBARA

Weather Situation: Few clusters of slow moving thunderstorms with a potential of flash flooding are continuing to form over Pilbara

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 Newman, Jigalong, Nullagine and Telfer.

53.2 mm rainfall in one hour to 1600 WST was recorded at Eliwana Airport.

A number of houses were affected by flash flooding in Tom Price late this afternoon.

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.