Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
New South Wales
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CANCELLATION DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 9:10 pm Wednesday, 22 March 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
Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains and Central West Slopes and
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.
Some people affected by Cyclone Debbie say they are frustrated they have not been able to return to their damaged properties in north Queensland.
South-east Queensland is set for a drenching today with rainfall in excess of 200 millimetres possible in some localised areas, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
As emergency services build a picture of the destruction wrought by Cyclone Debbie, 61,000 remain without power and Mackay may have only 24 hours of clean water remaining.