The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning across Victoria with severe thunderstorms on the way.
“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours,” the Bureau of Meteorology has written on their website.
“Locations which may be affected include Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh.”
The city of Melbourne is currently not too badly impacted, but we’ve been advised to check in with constant updates.
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 clear of fallen power lines.
Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
Stay indoors if possible.
Avoid using the phone during the storm.
If you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
Listen to the radio for storm updates
Switch off your computer and electrical appliances
Stay safe everyone!