Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the East Gippsland forecast district.
Issued at 3:03 pm EST on Friday 18 July 2014.
A low pressure system is east of Victoria and moving away to the east.
The Severe Weather Warning for parts of the East Gippsland forecast district
has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further
warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300-659-217*.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being
More than a dozen homes have lost their roofs in Warwick, west of the Gold Coast, as very dangerous thunderstorms move across south-east Queensland.
Several people including babies have been rescued from Lismore Base Hospital in northern New South Wales after the roof of the maternity ward collapsed.
Severe thunderstorms caused damage in northeastern New South Wales and southeast Queensland on Sunday and should do so again during the next few days.