Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning

for East Gippsland and North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:38 pm Thursday, 16 January 2020.

cancellation severe thunderstorm warning for the following areas:
East Gippsland and North East
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Victoria.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads,

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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