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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria Regional Office


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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in parts of the
East Gippsland and
North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:39 pm Monday, 27 March 2017.

Severe thunderstorms assosiated with the passing cold fornt are likely to
produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next
several hours. The storm line will continue to move east witht the front.
Locations which may be affected include Wodonga, Corryong, Bright, Falls Creek,
Mt Hotham and Omeo.


The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Stay indoors if possible.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* If you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
* Listen to the radio for storm updates
* Switch off your computer and electrical appliances


The next warning is due to be issued by 7:40 pm.

Warnings are 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 warnings being broadcast regularly.
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