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Crazy Wind Warnings For the Eyre Peninsula

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Residents living on the Eyre Peninsula are being advised to take caution and hold off on any burn-offs today following the hot and windy weather conditions. 

Today is expected to see areas of raised dust across the region with up to 60 Km winds and gusts of nearly 100kn hr, emergency services are concerned for bushfire risks and drivers.

CFS State Duty Commander Yvette Dowling said "Due to a drier and warmer than average winter we will see Fire Danger Ratings rise quickly across most parts of the state today.”

Strong northerly winds also have the potential to cause large clouds of fine dust and dust haze and can create bad visibility on roads.

SES Chief of Staff Darryl Wright said motorists should to take extra care and be vigilant when driving.

He says drivers should drive to the conditions, allow safe braking distances and drive with their head lights on.

Strong winds associated with the front may also increase the risk of trees or branches falling.

During sever weather, the SES advises the following precautions:

 stay indoors and away from windows and skylights when weather conditions are severe

 secure loose items in your backyard

 park vehicles undercover and well away from trees

 shelter and secure pets and other animals

 stay away from fallen powerlines. Always assume fallen powerlines are live – they should be reported to SA Power Networks on 13 13 66, and

 check weather forecasts regularly and listen to local radio for updates.