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  • Severe Weather Warning (Damaging Winds) for parts of South Coastal and South East Coastal districts Sun 20 Sep 2020

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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    Severe Weather Warning 
    for Damaging Winds
    
    for parts of South Coastal and South East Coastal districts.
    
    Issued at 11:00 am Sunday, 20 September 2020.
    
    Damaging winds are possible across the south coast as a deep low passes through the Southern Ocean.
    
    Weather Situation
    A deep low is moving through the Southern Ocean, bringing the potential for damaging winds about the south coastal districts.
    DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
    South Coastal and South East Coastal
    DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected during today throughout the warning area.
     DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely between Cape Naturaliste and Israelite Bay.
     Thunderstorms and small hail are also possible.
     Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Denmark, Mount Barker, Hopetoun, and Ravensthorpe.
     This is typical weather for this time of year, however, winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
     A wind gust of 81 km//h was recorded at Albany Airport at 10:15am.
     A wind gust of 78 km/h was recorded at Esperance Airport at 9:30am.
     Conditions should gradually ease from the west during this afternoon and evening.
    
    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.
    
    The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AWST Sunday.
    Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.