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Bushfire Advice for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 11:56 AM
Date of issue: 24 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres north of Israelite Bay in the south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
    • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
    • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access)
    • Gora Tracks from/to Mt Ragged and Israelite Bay are closed
    • Balladonia Track, Wattle Camp and Cliffs Track are closed
    • All tracks leading north from Fisheries Track through to Israelite Bay and beyond are closed. This includes access to Bronze Whaler Bay, Wattle Camp and Point Culver to the ‘Cliffs”

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Esperance.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • Firefighters have finished installing containment lines along the east side of Parmango Road.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 17,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for north eastern part of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern part of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)


    Time of issue: 11:27 AM
    Date of issue: 24 January 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern part of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Old Northam Road in CHIDLOW in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

    • The bushfire that was burning in Chidlow has been extinguished.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
    WHAT TO DO:


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF MUNDARING.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are no longer on the scene. They have left the area safe.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:35 PM on 23 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
    • Shire of Mundaring is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 11:05 AM
    Date of issue: 24 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway near Mount Thirsty in NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of COOLGARDIE-ESPERANCE HWY and HYDEN NORSEMAN RD in NORSEMAN.
    • The fire is burning towards Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

      • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
      • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
      • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
      • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
      • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DUNDAS.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:40 AM on 24 January 2019.
      • Shire of Dundas is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for RYANSBROOK and northern parts of FRANKLAND RIVER and CRANBROOK in the SHIRE OF KOJONUP and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

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      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for RYANSBROOK and northern parts of FRANKLAND RIVER and CRANBROOK in the SHIRE OF KOJONUP and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK Content:

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

      Please note changes throughout, including Road Closures


      Time of issue: 10:48 AM
      Date of issue: 24 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for RYANSBROOK and northern parts of FRANKLAND RIVER and CRANBROOK in the SHIRE OF KOJONUP and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Boyup Brook-Cranbrook Road to the south, Magiwirup Road and Rosedale Road to the east, James Road to the north and Kojonup-Frankland Road to the west in RYANSBROOK and northern parts of FRANKLAND RIVER and CRANBROOK.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started between Phillips Road, Fisher Road and Harper Road in Ryansbrook.
      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

        • Be careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        A number of roads have been closed including:

        • McIllwraith Road

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Kojonup.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up and burning out pockets.
        • 100 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Farm Response firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:51 PM on 23 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
        • The Shire of Kojonup is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 10:46 AM
        Date of issue: 24 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
        • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 10km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
          • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
          • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is stationary.
          • It is uncontrolled.

          • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
          • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          A number of roads have been closed including:

          • Wallaroo Rock Road
          • Wallaroo Rock Recreation site

          Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Coolgardie.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 24,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

          The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


          Time of issue: 10:44 AM
          Date of issue: 24 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near Parmango Road in BURAMINYA.
          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
            • It is uncontained.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
            A number of roads have been closed including:

            • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).

            Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

            Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Esperance.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene and putting in containment lines.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
            • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

            The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 10:37 AM
            Date of issue: 24 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the Shire of Esperance.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started in Nuytsland Nature Reserve

            WHAT TO DO:

              Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
              • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
              • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
              • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
              • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

              If driving

              • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
              • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
              • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
              • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
              • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving slowly.
              • It is out of control and uncontained.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

              The following tracks are closed the public:

              • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
              • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

              Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the fire.


              DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
              Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 500 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

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              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

              The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 10:37 AM
              Date of issue: 24 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Dales Gorge recreation area in the north-eastern part of Karijini National Park.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started in Yampire Gorge.

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

                • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                The following roads have been closed:

                • The access road to Dales Gorge
                • Banjima East Road at the turnoff to Karijini Drive
                • Banjima North Road from Joffre Gorge turnoff, eastwards to the intersection of Banjima East Road

                 

                 

                RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

                The following recreation sites have been closed:

                • Karijini Visitor Centre
                • Dales Gorge recreation area, including Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool
                • Kalamina Gorge


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
                Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 3550 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

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                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

                The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

                There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 10:35 AM
                Date of issue: 24 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park, including the Millstream headquarters and surrounds.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire started in the Fortescue River area.

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

                  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Snappy Gum Drive and the main access road into Millstream Chichester Naional Park have been closed.

                  Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
                   

                  RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

                  The following sites have been closed:

                  • Millstream homestead
                  • Milyana campground
                  • Deep Reach pool
                  • Stargazers campground


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • Currently there has been 800 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                  END

                  Cyclone Advice for Whim Creek to Onslow, including Karratha and Dampier in Pilbara

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                  Category: Other Alert Summary: Cyclone Advice for Whim Creek to Onslow, including Karratha and Dampier in the Pilbara Content:

                  Time of issue:  09:46 AM
                  Date of issue:  24 January 2019

                  Cyclone Advice for Whim Creek to Onslow, including Karratha and Dampier in the Pilbara

                  ALERT LEVEL
                  A Cyclone Advice is current for people between Whim Creek to Onslow, including Karratha and Dampier in the Pilbara

                  If you live between Whim Creek and Onslow, including Karratha and Dampier you need to prepare your home and family for a possible cyclone, with the developnment of tropical low off the Western Australian coast.

                  Remember that preparing your home and property is your responsibility.

                  WHAT TO DO:  

                  Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

                  • Review your family cyclone plan and make sure everyone knows what to do.
                  • Prepare your home inside and out.
                  • Organise an emergency kit with a portable battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
                  • Know the community cyclone alert system and the steps that must be taken for each alert.

                  DETAILS:

                  At 8am the Bureau of Meteorolgy advises Tropical Cyclone Riley is expected to continue moving west southwest over open water, parallel to the Pilbara coast, during Thursday and Friday. The cyclone is likely to intensify to Category 2 during Thursday evening and possibly to Category 3 late Friday or Saturday to the north of the Pilbara coast. If the system takes a more southerly track then gales may develop along the Pilbara coast on Saturday morning.

                  Intensity: Category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.

                  Location: within 30 kilometres of 16.9 degrees South 120.8 degrees East, estimated to be 195 kilometres northwest of Broome and 445 kilometres north northeast of Port Hedland.

                  Movement: west southwest at 20 kilometres per hour.

                  Community alerts will be issued by DFES if the cyclone comes closer. There are four stages of alerts; Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear:

                  • BLUE ALERT means prepare for dangerous weather.
                  • YELLOW ALERT means take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.
                  • RED ALERT means go to shelter immediately.
                  • ALL CLEAR means that wind and storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

                  IMPORTANT NUMBERS:  

                  • For State Emergency Services (SES) assistance call 132 500.
                  • In a life-threatening situation call 000.
                  • For weather information visit bom.wa.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

                  The next update will be issued when the situation changes

                  END  

                  Bushfire All Clear for the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

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                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)


                  Time of issue: 08:32 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 January 2019


                  Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people between Yates Road and the BHP Whaleback minesite in the the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

                  • The bushfire that was burning has been extinguished.
                  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night.
                  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
                  WHAT TO DO:
                  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                  Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

                  Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 03:17 PM on 23 January 2019.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  No further updates will be issued.


                  END

                  Cyclone All Clear for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay

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                  Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay in the Kimberley Content:

                  Please note changes under Cyclone Details and Alert Level

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
                  Time of issue: 06:09 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 January 2019


                  Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay in the Kimberley

                  COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
                  An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay following the passing.
                  The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

                  WHAT TO DO:
                  DFES advises:

                  • Take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

                   


                  CYCLONE DETAILS:
                  As at 24 January 2019 05:35 AM:

                  The Bureau of Meteorology advises a tropical cyclone has formed. The cyclone is expected to continue moving southwest over water, parallel to the coast during today and on Friday. The cyclone is likely to intensify to Category 2 during Friday. If the system takes a more southerly track during Friday, gales may develop on the Pilbara coast as early as Saturday morning.

                  Gales are not expected in coastal areas during the remainder of Thursday and Friday, however gales could develop on the Pilbara coast early Saturday. 

                  Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                  CYCLONE WARNING:

                  Tropical Cyclone Riley has formed off the west Kimberley coast.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

                  IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

                  • For SES assistance call 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000
                  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
                  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:
                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  Updates will be provided when the situation changes

                  END

                  After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

                  Please note changes to Affected Areas, Alert Level and Weather Details

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


                  Time of issue: 05:33 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 January 2019

                  Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                  As at 24/01/2019 01:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South West, South Coastal and parts of the Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

                  Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                  Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

                  • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
                  • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
                  • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
                  • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
                  • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
                  • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
                  • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


                  WEATHER DETAILS:

                  At 24/01/2019 01:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 104 km/hr at 9:00 am Wednesday. Busselton Jetty recorded a wind gust of 93 km/hr at 9:37 am Wednesday. Nyabing recorded a wind gust of 91 km/hr at 4:04 pm Wednesday.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Some roads may be closed.

                  Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                  Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                  • Emergency services have answered more than 16 calls for help since 8:30am Wednesday.
                  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000

                  After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  No further updates will be issued.


                  END

                  Cyclone All Clear for people between Kuri Bay and Cape Leveque

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for people between Cape Leveque and Beagle Bay in the Kimberley Content:

                  Please note changes under Cyclone Details and Alert Level

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
                  Time of issue: 12:21 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 January 2019


                  Cyclone BLUE ALERT for people between Cape Leveque and Beagle Bay in the Kimberley

                  COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
                  A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Cape Leveque and Beagle Bay in the Kimberley.
                  Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

                  WHAT TO DO:
                  DFES advises:

                  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
                  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
                  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


                  Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for people between Kuri Bay and Cape Leveque in the Kimberley

                  COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
                  An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people between Kuri Bay and Cape Leveque following the passing.
                  The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

                  WHAT TO DO:
                  DFES advises:

                  • Take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

                   


                  CYCLONE DETAILS:
                  As at 24 January 2019 12:05 AM:

                  The Bureau of Meteorology advises a low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday.
                  Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. If the system moves slower than forecast and takes a more southerly track, closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

                  Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop on the coast during Thursday morning between Cape Leveque and Beagle Bay, if the system moves closer to the coast.

                  Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                  CYCLONE WARNING:

                  Cyclone Warning continues for the northwest Kimberley coast for a developing tropical low.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

                  IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

                  • For SES assistance call 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000
                  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
                  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:
                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  Updates will be provided when the situation changes

                  END

                  After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

                  Please note changes to Affected Areas, Alert Level and Weather Details

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


                  Time of issue: 11:20 PM
                  Date of issue: 23 January 2019


                  Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern

                  If you live in South Coastal and parts of the South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

                  Locations which may be affected include Albany, Mount Barker, Denmark, Jerramungup, Walpole and Windy Harbour.

                  This weather is unusual for this time of year in the southwest, and is more typical of a strong winter storm. Winds and heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                  DFES advises you to:

                  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                  IF DRIVING:
                  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                  • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                  • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

                  People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance

                  Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                  As at 23/01/2019 22:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning Great Southern district has been cancelled.

                  Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Great Southern district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                  Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

                  • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
                  • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
                  • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
                  • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
                  • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
                  • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
                  • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


                  WEATHER DETAILS:

                  At 23/01/2019 22:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system is to the southeast of Albany and will move southeast away from the south coast overnight and early Thursday. This system is expected to bring squally winds over the South Coastal district and adjacent parts which will ease from the west overnight and early Thursday. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause damage to home and property. Damaging winds are expected southwest of a line from Walople to Jerramungup to Bremer Bay. The threat of damaging winds is expected to ease from the west during Wednesday evening and clear during Thursday morning. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Bunbury and Albany this evening. Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 104 km/hr at 9:00 am Wednesday. Busselton Jetty recorded a wind gust of 93 km/hr at 9:37 am Wednesday. Nyabing recorded a wind gust of 91 km/hr at 4:04 pm Wednesday.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Some roads may be closed.

                  Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                  Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                  • Emergency services have answered more than 16 calls for help since 8.30am this morning.
                  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000

                  After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


                  END

                  Cyclone Blue Alert for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay but not including Derby

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay but not including Derby in the Kimberley Content:

                  Please note changes under Cyclone Details

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
                  Time of issue: 09:15 PM
                  Date of issue: 23 January 2019


                  Cyclone BLUE ALERT for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay but not including Derby in the Kimberley

                  COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
                  A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay including Cockatoo Island, Koolan Island but not including Derby in the Kimberley.
                  Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

                  WHAT TO DO:
                  DFES advises:

                  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
                  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
                  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


                  CYCLONE DETAILS:
                  As at 23 January 2019 08:52 PM:

                  The Bureau of Meteorology advises a low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday.
                  Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. 
                  If the system moves slower than forecast and takes a more southerly track, closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

                  Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are not expected on the coast during Wednesday but may develop during Thursday morning between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, not including Derby, if the system moves closer to the coast.

                  Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible, particularly about the northwest Kimberley coast.

                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                  CYCLONE WARNING:

                  Cyclone Warning continues for the northwest Kimberley coast for a developing tropical low.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

                  IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

                  • For SES assistance call 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000
                  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
                  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:
                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  Updates will be provided when the situation changes

                  END

                  Cyclone Blue Alert for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay but not including Derby

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay but not including Derby in the Kimberley Content:

                  Please note changes under Cyclone Details

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
                  Time of issue: 05:58 PM
                  Date of issue: 23 January 2019


                  Cyclone BLUE ALERT for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay but not including Derby in the Kimberley

                  COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
                  A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay including Cockatoo Island, Koolan Island but not including Derby in the Kimberley.
                  Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

                  WHAT TO DO:
                  DFES advises:

                  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
                  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
                  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


                  CYCLONE DETAILS:
                  As at 23 January 2019 05:48 PM:

                  The Bureau of Meteorology advises a tropical low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday.
                  Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. If the system moves slower than forecast and take a more southerly track, closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

                  Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are not expected on the coast during Wednesday but may develop during Thursday morning between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, not including Derby, if the system moves closer to the coast.

                  Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible, particularly about the northwest Kimberley coast.

                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                  CYCLONE WARNING:

                  Cyclone Warning continues for the northwest Kimberley coast for a developing tropical low.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

                  IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

                  • For SES assistance call 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000
                  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
                  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:
                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  Updates will be provided when the situation changes

                  END

                  Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

                  Please note changes to Affected Areas, Weather Details and What Emergency Services are Doing

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).


                  Time of issue: 05:40 PM
                  Date of issue: 23 January 2019


                  Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

                  If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of the Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

                  Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.

                  This weather is unusual for this time of year in the southwest, and is more typical of a strong winter storm. Winds and heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                  DFES advises you to:

                  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                  IF DRIVING:
                  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                  • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                  • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

                  People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                  WEATHER DETAILS:

                  At 23/01/2019 17:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system is to the south of Walpole and will move southeast away from the south coast overnight tonight. This system is expected to bring squally winds over the southwest and adjacent inland part which will ease from the west overnight tonight. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected southwest of a line from Bunbury to Katanning to Bremer Bay. The threat of DAMAGING WINDS is expected to ease from the west during Wednesday evening and clear on Thursday morning. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Bunbury and Walpole, extending east to Albany this evening. Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker. Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 104 km/hr at 9:00 am Wednesday. Busselton Jetty recorded a wind gust of 93 km/hr at 9:37 am Wednesday. Nyabing recorded a wind gust of 91 km/hr at 4:04 pm Wednesday.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Some roads may be closed.

                  Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                  Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire.


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                  • Emergency services have answered more than 16 calls for help since 8.30am this morning.
                  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                  • In a life threatening situation call 000

                  After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for southern parts of RYANSBROOK and northern parts of CRANBROOK in the SHIRE OF KOJONUP and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of RYANSBROOK and northern parts of CRANBROOK in the SHIRE OF KOJONUP and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK Content:

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

                  Please note changes under Alert Area, Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information


                  Time of issue: 05:38 PM
                  Date of issue: 23 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of RYANSBROOK and northern parts of CRANBROOK in the SHIRE OF KOJONUP and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Boyup Brook-Cranbrook Road to the south, Magiwirup Road and Rosedale Road to the east, James Road to the north and Kojonup-Frankland Road to the west in the southern parts of RYANSBROOK and northern parts of CRANBROOK.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire started between Phillips Road, Fisher Road and Harper Road in Ryansbrook.
                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

                    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
                    • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
                    • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Roads have not been closed.

                    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

                    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Kojonup.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on scene, actively fighting the fire.
                    • Farmer Response and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 01:51 PM on 23 January 2019.
                    • The Shire of Kojonup is managing the fire.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

                    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

                    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

                    This is a new alert


                    Time of issue: 04:55 PM
                    Date of issue: 23 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between Yates Road and the BHP Whaleback minesite in the the SOUTH WESTERN part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

                    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                    • The fire started near the intersection of YATES RD and MCBRIDE DR in NEWMAN.
                    WHAT TO DO:
                    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                    If driving

                    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
                    • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
                    • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Roads have not been closed.

                    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

                    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and mine site firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 03:17 PM on 23 January 2019.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

                    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                    END

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