IF YOU live between Mandurah and Walpole you need to prepare your home and family now for the bad weather coming Tuesday morning.
This includes people in Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown and surrounding areas.
WHAT TO DO:
FESA’s State Emergency Service (SES) has these tips to help you and your family prepare:
Clear gutters and downpipes so they don't overflow after heavy rain.
Store or weigh down loose objects around your home or work like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.
Prepare an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
Organise an emergency plan, including a relocation plan for your family and pets in case your home becomes flooded.
Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
Move vehicles under cover.
If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property.
Construction site workers should store loose building material and tie down sheds.
Boat owners should securely moor their boats.
Campers should make sure they have safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
If your home has pre-existing damage from recent storms, ensure any debris is secured and tarpaulins are tied down.
As at 3.55pm on Monday 25 June the Bureau of Meteorology advises a cold front on Tuesday morning is likely to bring damaging winds up to 100 kilometres per hour.
In isolated areas dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could cause significant damage to homes and property.
Damaging winds are likely to develop around the Capes early on Tuesday morning and extend to remaining parts later in the morning. Thunderstorms are also possible.
This is typical weather for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.
If your home or property has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500.
In a life threatening situation call 000.
For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call1300 659 213.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.