Tuesday, January 29, 2013

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds

QLD Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of the
Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:23 pm Tuesday, 29 January 2013.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Collinsville, Sarina, Ayr and Alva Beach.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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