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Severe Thunderstorm Warning ACT

By huwr - 26 October 2007 12

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued this warning for the ACT.

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.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don’t walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* 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.

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12 Responses to
Severe Thunderstorm Warning ACT
nyssa76 9:26 pm 28 Oct 07

There’s lightning here in South Tuggers.

About time we had a spell of rain.

ant 8:40 pm 28 Oct 07

Just got an absolute cracker racing along north of me! Went across the Kowan Forest area. Constant rumbling thunder, and a super lightshow of lightning rippling across the sky, spearing down into the earth and spreading horizontally. No rain here though.

lemaChet 7:48 pm 28 Oct 07

seems like it’s building up to be a belter right now..

Adza 11:35 am 27 Oct 07

It’s a common occurrence… the actual storm warnings are usually only issued less than an hour before it actually happens.

Spectra 8:16 am 27 Oct 07

Although, for the one really severe storm we’ve had here recently, the warning was issued pretty much as it hit – not much forewarning there 🙂
(I’m not being critical – I happened to be watching the radar at the time and the supercell literally appeared from nothing in the space of 10 minutes – quite amazing to watch).

jessieduck 11:45 pm 26 Oct 07

Forewarned is forearmed. I think the advice has a place- they don’t always amount to nothing.

Adza 11:06 pm 26 Oct 07

These warnings are issued regularly during the thunderstorm seasons… don’t really see much point in putting them up here?? They’re usually issued right before the event anyway.

sepi 10:05 pm 26 Oct 07

The warning came out at 3.15, but didn’t get on here til it was nearly cancelled.

plane 8:02 pm 26 Oct 07

And just once again: Just so you don’t need Thumper or I to come round to your place, make sure you follow this advice

Spectra 7:04 pm 26 Oct 07

Warning’s been cancelled as of 6:39 – good guess Lilli 🙂

terubo 5:55 pm 26 Oct 07

If only they’d also mentioned to carry an umbrella – I wouldn’t have got wet.

Lilli 5:09 pm 26 Oct 07

Now that the warning is out, the storm will disappear in all of half an hour!!

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