Storms Headed for Coffs Coast

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28 November 2018

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Severe storms are headed toward the Coffs Coast.

Triple M listeners have reported of hail in parts of Kempsey and Macksville just before midday.

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a warning for large hailstone, heavy rain and damaging winds along the Mid North Coast, in areas such as Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Port Macquarie and Taree.

SES are urging locals to move cars under cover or away from trees, and secure loose items around your house, yard and balcony.

Some flights in and out of the Coffs Harbour Airport have been delayed also due to storms in Sydney.



For people in Mid North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra, Northern Tablelands and parts of Northern Rivers, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:15 am Wednesday, 28 November 2018.

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Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds over the next several hours in the Mid North Coast, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Northern Rivers, Hunter and North West Slopes and Plains districts. Locations which may be affected include Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale and Tamworth.


The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 

* Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony. 
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences. 
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill. 
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. 
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water. 
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue. 
* 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. 

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