THE Bureau of Meterology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds with locally destructive gusts southwest of a line from Mandurah to Albany.
This includes people in, near or between Bunbury, Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River but does not including Mandurah or Albany.
A strong cold front approaching the south west coast may produce winds up to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property from Sunday morning.
Dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could
cause significant damage to homes and property in localised areas.
This is typical weather for this time of year but has the potential to produce severe conditions.
For personal safety FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises people to trim branches around their home to prevent them falling.
Clear gutters and downpipes so they don't overflow after heavy rain.
Store or weigh down loose objects around the home or work that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury [e.g. outdoor furniture]. 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 family and pets in case the home becomes flooded.
For SES assistance call 132 500.
For more safety tips visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au
This warning is also available through TV and radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.