Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
Lower West and
Great Southern districts.

Issued at 1:35 pm Thursday, 22 June 2017.

Weather Situation:
A slow moving low pressure system currently lies over northwestern parts of the Great Southern. At 1:20pm radar imagery showed extensive areas of rain over the warning area.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may cause FLASH FLOODING is possible this afternoon and evening before beginning to ease during Thursday evening as the low begins to move further to the north.

Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Pingelly and Williams.

Heavy rainfall is being observed in Wandering which has recorded 52.4mm of since 9:00am this morning and 18.6mm in the hour to 1:00pm.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.