Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
New South Wales
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CANCELLATION DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 7:28 pm Saturday, 18 February 2017.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or
surrounding areas. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but
the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES [NSW and ACT] on 132
A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for parts of the Mid
North Coast, Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and
Northern Tablelands districts.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.
Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.