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
Queensland has just come out of a much warmer and drier winter than normal, with much of the drought-stricken state receiving almost no rain for the whole season, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
Several significant cold snaps in July were the only remarkable weather events in what the Bureau of Meteorology has labelled an average winter.
Much of the state has seen great rainfall over winter, with only the north and central coast missing out.