Latest: Weather warning for Border and NE

2.55PM: BORDER and North East residents have been told to expect damaging winds, with lightning expected on the way soon.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a sever weather warning for the Alpine areas of the North East and most of the Riverina, including Albury.

Forecasters say the damaging winds with gusts up to 100km/h can be expected over the next several hours.

A small storm cell caused isolated damage on the Border yesterday. Click here for photos and details.

The SES has advised affected to:

 * 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

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