Large hailstones and strong winds forecast for Nth Rivers
LARGE hailstones and damaging winds are forecast for the Northern Rivers over the next several hours
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe storm warning at 4:54pm.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in areas such as Lismore, Ballina, Casino, Kyogle, Yamba and Maclean.
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 BOM is due to issue the next warning at 7:55 pm.