We have received a number of notifications for people planning to burn over this weekend across the Monaro. We urge those to reconsider as serve weather warning from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has just been released. If you loose control of your fire call 000 immediately.
Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in Illawarra and parts of South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.
Issued at 11:10 am Friday, 3 April 2020.
A strong cold front is forecast to cross the eastern parts of New South Wales on Saturday, bringing cold and blustery westerly winds in its wake. The vigorous westerly winds in the southeast will continue into Sunday as a series of cold fronts moves across the south.
Below 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast to extend into Illawarra and parts of ACT and Monaro Alpine, the eastern parts of Southern Tablelands and Central Tablelands, and the coastal ranges of South Coast from late Saturday morning, and likely to continue overnight into Sunday.
Above 1900 metres, DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are expected to develop from early Saturday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba and Goulburn, Thredbo and Perisher Valley.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Move vehicles 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. * Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall. * Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill. * Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires. * For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Friday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Services Australia Mobile Service Centre will be in Jindabyne today.
Staff will help you access disaster recovery assistance and payments. They can also help you access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services using free self service facilities at these locations.
Town Centre car park, Kosciuszko Road - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm