The satellite image shows the cold front approaching WA’s South West. Photo: Bureau of MeteorologyThe South West of the state has been warned to batten down the hatches with severe storms expected on Tuesday.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a severe weather warning for people living west of Bunbury to Albany and people living in Margaret River, Bridgetown and Busselton.
The cold front, which is expected to roll over the area from 6am to 1pm, could cause significant damage to homes and property, the Bureau of Meteorology warned.
WHAT TO DO: If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows. Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline 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.
IF DRIVING: Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers. Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines 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. Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.
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