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Severe storm warning

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Northern Rivers for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging wind.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning for people in the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Mid North Coast and North West Slopes and Plains Forecast Districts at 2.34pm.

Locations which may be affected include Grafton, Armidale, Tenterfield, Tamworth, Gunnedah and Narrabri.

According to the warning severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

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.

* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.

* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.

* 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 5:35 pm.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology, severe storm warning




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