Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
South East Coastal and parts of the
Goldfields and
Eucla districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Thursday, 11 May 2017.

A rainband will lie over southern Goldfields, eastern South East Coastal Districts and the western Eucla during Thursday.

HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible during Thursday.

A Flood Watch has also been issued, for further details please refer to

Conditions will ease during Thursday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Norseman, Israelite Bay and Salmon Gums.

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 boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.