Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:43 pm Monday, 10 February 2020.

Heavy rainfall through the southeastern Gascoyne and adjacent Goldfields overnight Monday as ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien tracks to the south.

Weather Situation:
At 4 pm AWST Monday, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien was located over the northeast Gascoyne, about 100 kilometres north northeast of Meekatharra, moving towards the south.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien is expected to carry with it an area of heavy rainfall as it moves south southeast through the southeastern Gascoyne and the adjacent Goldfields.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected in parts of the warning area.

Heavy rainfall is forecast over the southeastern Gascoyne and adjacent Goldfields, this area will gradually move south overnight Monday.

Strong and squally winds are also possible.

Locations which may be affected include Mount Magnet, Cue, Leinster and Sandstone.

There are also various Flood Watches and Warnings current. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for more information.

Whilst it is not unusual for the remnants of a tropical cyclone to track over inland WA, rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

Since 9am AWST Monday the following rainfall amounts have been observed:

Wiluna Airport 40 mm

Meekatharra 29.8

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.