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 2-3-09: NOW - NSW/ACT Australia

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PostSubject: 2-3-09: NOW - NSW/ACT Australia   Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:53 pm

Severe Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon in parts of southeastern Australia...

http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR403.loop.shtml#skip
Canberra radar - In the SVR warning

*** TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST ***

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, FLASH FLOODING and DAMAGING WIND
For people in the
CENTRAL TABLELANDS,
ACT and parts of the
SOUTHERN TABLELANDS and
SOUTH WEST SLOPES Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:02 pm Tuesday, 3 February 2009.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Bathurst, Katoomba, Canberra, Goulburn and Yass.

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 5:05 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas or Canberra and Queanbeyan, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in these areas.

Warnings are 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 warnings being broadcast regularly.
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PostSubject: Re: 2-3-09: NOW - NSW/ACT Australia   Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:12 am

http://www.mhpnet.com/webcam/

heres a webcam from Canberra, not great, but better than nothing, thanks everyone who checks out findthetornado and this forum!
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