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Yellow Storm Warning

The Emergency Services Authority has issued a Yellow Warning due to the weather bureau issuing a storm alert for a storm, potentially as bad as the one last night. Update 9:29pm: Bureau no longer expects that storm to touch Canberra End Update

If you don’t have an emergency kit prepared, now is the time to do so…battery operated radio, torch, first aid paraphernalia etc.

Hopefully the storm won’t be as bad as what we saw last night, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

As long as it is safe to do so, and my electricity and Internet connection work, I will provide updates.

The weather radar shows a rain band that might be headed this way, but last night’s storm developed so quickly and so close to Canberra that I wouldn’t rely to heavily on the radar if I were you.

Weatherzone’s radar view [1] is the best one, if you turn on roads and borders you can pinpoint your house and work out whether the rain is coming you way or not.

Updates to follow.

Update 6:55pm: Direct from the Bureau.

For people in the
Central Tablelands,
ACT and parts of the
Northwest Plains,
Northwest Slopes,
Central West Slopes,
South Coast,
Northern Rivers,
Northern Tablelands,
Mid North Coast and
Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:19 PM Wednesday, 28 February 2007.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Large hailstones also possible especially in the south.

Major locations within the warning area include Gosford, Grafton, Newcastle, Parramatta, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Canberra and Goulburn.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don’t walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 9:10 PM.

This warning is 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 this warning being broadcast regularly.

End Update

Update 9:06pm
: The radar is almost free of rain, looks like we won’t have to deal with anything similar to last night’s storm after all…thankfully. End Update

Update 9:29pm: The Bureau’s latest Storm Warning update does not include Canberra or any areas within a couple hundred kilometres. End Update


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#1 Comment By Bearded Clam On February 28, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

I have a 1960s miners helmet with operational light. Should I include that in my first aid kit?

#2 Comment By Bearded Clam On February 28, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

I also have a Stackhat. Which one would be better?

#3 Comment By Samuel On February 28, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

Of the two, I’d choose the miners hat. That being said, either should be fine.

#4 Comment By Hamesucken On February 28, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

I’m with you Sam.
Although the Rosemount Stackhat should prove strong enough for the first couple of hits, the miner’s helmet provides light and protection.

#5 Comment By Bearded Clam On March 4, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

Maybe I could just strap a torch onto the Stackhat? The miners helmet is a bit of a family treasure.

#6 Comment By Samuel On March 4, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

That would probably do the trick.

#7 Comment By Bearded Clam On March 4, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

One of those big Dolphin torches, so if something should fall on my head, the torch will still be operational.