Severe storm warning issued

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The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a storm warning to areas in the south of WA with the strongest cold-front of the season expected to hit tomorrow.

Residents are being urged to prepare their properties for winds up to 90km/h.

The Department of Fire and Superintendent South West Peter Norman said winds will be widespread and isolated storms are expected throughout the region.

“Talk to your family or housemates today about what can be done around your property to minimise any damage or serious injury. You can never be too prepared, and leaving it to the last minute can be devastating both emotionally and financially,” Superintendent Norman said.

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“Clean out your gutters, secure or remove loose items around your property and remove any overhanging tree branches.

“Ensure you have an emergency kit ready to go, including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.

“Make sure animals are in a safe, wind protected area and vehicles are under cover, away from falling debris.”

The warning includes a recommendation for boaters to stay off the water.

State Emergency Services can be contacted on 132500 if you experience damage to your home.

For tips on how to prepare your home and family for storms, visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/WinterSAFE

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