Friday, January 19, 2018

Severe thunderstorm warning

David Lee January 7, 2015
WARNING ISSUED... A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. Photo: Supplied.

WARNING ISSUED… A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. Photo: Supplied.

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Central, East Gippsland, Northern Country, North Central, North East, West and South Gippsland as well as parts of the Mallee, South West and Wimmera Forecast Districts, including Shepparton and surrounds.
The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the coming hours.
The State Emergency Service is advising that people 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 out for storm updates and switch off computers and electrical appliances.