Severe thunderstorm warning warning for West Gippsland 11/12/2011
 Baw Baw News  

By // 00:46, Sunday 11 December 2011

THESE WARNINGS ALSO APPLY TO: The Central, Northern Country, North Central, South Gippsland and parts of the North East Forecast Districts.

Residents of West Gippsland have been warned by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to prepare for severe thunderstorms “likely to produce damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.”

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued the following advice for residents:


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-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 3.20AM. 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.


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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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One response to “Severe thunderstorm warning warning for West Gippsland 11/12/2011”

  1. Saifudeen says:

    Scene: Dandenong last night.
    Mood: AWESOME.

    Oh. Also, somewhere in the state yesterday someone snapped a funnel cloud. True story.