Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Pilbara district.

Issued at 7:34 pm Thursday, 30 December 2021.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Telfer.

A wind gust of 91 km/hr was recorded at Telfer at 07:18pm WST.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.