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QuoteTOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCASTSEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - CANBERRAfor LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODINGFor people in parts of thecity and suburbs of Canberra and Queanbeyan.Issued at 3:56 pm Thursday, 2 December 2010.The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Uriarra Crossing, Cotter Dam, Casuarina Sands and the Brindabella Ranges.These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast.They are forecast to affect Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Tidbinbilla Tracking Station by 4:30 pm and Tuggeranong, South Canberra, Pine Island and Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station by 5:00 pm.Large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.Damaging wind is more likely to be a feature of the thunderstorms in the northern districts than the southern ones.The State Emergency Service advises that people should:* Move your car under cover.* 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 5:00 pm.A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Central Tablelands, Lower Western, Upper Western and Snowy Mountains districts.Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 659 218 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
QuoteEvacuation Order for Parts of Queanbeyan9 December 2010, 9:37amAn evacuation alert has been issues for parts of Queanbeyan The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a flood level near 8.2 metres at the Queens Bridgegauge 11.00 am today. The Queanbeyan River is rising faster than expected and evacuations are therefore required.This means that properties in the areas including Trinculo Place, Mowatt Street, Thorpe Street, Antill Street, Collett Street, Monaro Street, Waniassa Street, Atkinson Street, Crawford Street, Carinya Street are likely to flood and require evacuation.The Riverside Caravan Park is inundated.The Riverside Centre, Woolworths and Queanbeyan Leagues Club car parks may flood.The State Emergency Service instructs residents within these areas to evacuate immediately. If you delay your evacuation, roads may be congested or closed and you could become trapped and need to be rescued. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous.When you evacuate you may go to the house of a friend or relative. Alternatively, if you go to an evacuation centre, accommodation and other assistance can be arranged for you.You may proceed to an evacuation centre located at: Queanbeyan Tafe Block A, corner of Buttle and McQuoid Streets for residents on the eastern side of the Queanbeyan River, orQueanbeyan High School School Hall, Agnes Street for residents on the western side of the Queanbeyan River.Special transport can be provided on request if necessary, telephone 132 500.Before evacuating, you should prepare yourself and your property for flooding:• Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches. Put electrical items on top. You may be able to place some light-weight items in the roof space.• Collect together essential medicines, important documents, mementos and photos to take these with you.• If possible, check to see whether your neighbours need help.• Make arrangements for care of pets or other animals or take pets with you to an evacuation centre.• Turn off the electricity and gas.• Take three days' supply of clothes with you.• Do not drive or walk through floodwater• Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates