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Hailstorm hits Armidale

A severe thunderstorm warning issued for a number of areas – including Armidale and the New England – has come to fruition.
Nanjing Night Net

An Armidale woman told Fairfaxpea-sized hailstones arrived about 1.45pm and, she was warned by old-timers, “another wave could be on the way”.

Locations which may be affected include Grafton, Taree, Armidale, Tamworth, Moree and Lightning Ridge.

People in the following areas should be on the alert:North West Slopes and Plains, NorthernTablelands and parts of the Northern Rivers, Hunter, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and the Upper Western forecast districts.

* Move your car under cover;

* 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;

* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.

* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 132 500.

Small hailstones hit Armidale about 1.45pm. File pic.

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