The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds around Wagga and parts of the Riverina on Sunday afternoon.
"Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours," the BOM's warning stated.
"Locations which may be affected include Wagga Wagga, Albury, Corowa, Finley, Holbrook, Lockhart and Jerilderie."
A wind gust of 89 kilometres per hour was recorded at Yarrawonga at 1:06pm on Sunday.
The State Emergency Service has advised that people should:
- Move their car under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around their house, yard and balcony.
- Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
- Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
- Unplug computers and appliances.
- Avoid using the phone during the storm.
- Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
- Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires. Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
- For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.