Sydney is set to cop a big storm this afternoon, with large hail stones and damaging winds predicted in the coming hours.
Locations affected include Penrith, Katoomba, Putty, Springwood and Bilpin.
The State Emergency Service has advised:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees;
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
- Keep at least eight metres away from fallen power lines or object that may be energised, such as fences;
- Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080;
- 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.