Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Prepare for Bad Weather

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Prepare for Bad Weather

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Byline: SASHA PCINO

HEAVY rain, flooding and hail Co residents across the Gladstone region are urged to be prepared for anything Mother Nature may throw at them this storm season.

Local home owner Angie Boyle is doing her best to take the appropriate precautions.

C[pounds sterling]We make sure we've got all the necessities for our emergency kit, (such as) a radio,C[yen] Ms Boyle

said.

C[pounds sterling]We (also) make sure everything's out of the yard so it can't blow away.C[yen]

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Mike Marrinan said they were expecting activity in the entire Capricornia area.

C[pounds sterling]Generally moderate to heavy falls but the heavy falls may be fairly isolated,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]From this afternoon C* we're likely to see showers increasing.

C[pounds sterling](There's) even a possibility of rain and thunderstorms developing with moderate and heavy falls in the area tomorrow and Monday. …

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