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BOM issues weather warning

THE Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a severe weather warning for large hailstones and damaging wind in the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands at 4.44pm on Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Ballina, Casino, Kyogle, Yamba and Maclean.

Prior to 4pm 2-4cm hail was reported in the Murwillumbah area.

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 clear of fallen power lines.
  • 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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 7:45 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.


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