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Severe thunderstorm warning

By johnboy - 5 December 2013 3

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The Bureau has extended its warning zone to include the ACT:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin and Griffith.
94 km/h was reported at Temora this afternoon.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 8:25 pm.
If severe thunderstorms develop in Canberra and Queanbeyan, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

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3 Responses to
Severe thunderstorm warning
OverLord 9:19 am 06 Dec 13

Cancelled? Ah dang! Was really looking forward to the “Unplug computers and appliances” advice. Home time!

Ello Vera 8:08 pm 05 Dec 13

Now cancelled. From the BOM site:

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 7:33 pm Thursday, 5 December 2013.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

apstoo 8:07 pm 05 Dec 13

Latest news afrom the BOM;

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Issued at 7:33 pm Thursday, 5 December 2013.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

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