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

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 11:25pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West and the Lower South West Content:

Please note changes under Weather Situation section

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


Time of issue: 11:25 PM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017


Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of Lower West, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with damaging winds to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Perth.

This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

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 17/12/2017 23:03:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is currently passing close to the southwest corner of the State and will track eastwards near the south coast early Monday afternoon.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property, initially west of Ravensthorpe extending through the remainder of the warning area by early Monday afternoon. Conditions will begin to ease from the west during Monday afternoon and evening.Damaging surf conditions are likely, which could cause significant beach erosion. Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying west of Albany.Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 106 km/h at 6:00 PM AWST Sunday evening.Ravensthorpe recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 2:28pm AWST Sunday afternoon.Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 2:28pm AWST Sunday afternoon


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than twenty eight calls for help since 7:00 AM this morning.
  • Requests for assistance have been received from across the warning area.


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

After Storm: Cancellation for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 9:22pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

Please note change to alert level.

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


Time of issue: 09:22 PM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

As at 17/12/2017 21:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning the North and South Interior has been cancelled.



To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 17/12/2017 21:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


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

Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 6:08pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

Please note changes to weather conditions and locations affected.

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


Time of issue: 06:08 PM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

If you live in the North and South Interior you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Giles and Kiwirrkurra.

This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

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 17/12/2017 17:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area this evening


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


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 issued if further information becomes available.


END

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

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 4:21pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West Content:

Please note changes under Weather Situation section

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


Time of issue: 04:21 PM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of Lower West, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Perth.

This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

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.

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 17/12/2017 16:10:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the State from late Sunday night then move eastwards near the south coast through to early Monday afternoon.Showers and thunderstorms may cause DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY, initially southwest of a line from Bunbury to Manjimup to Ravensthorpe to Hopetoun, before extending to remaining areas west of Ravensthorpe by Sunday evening then through the remainder of the warning area by early Monday afternoon. Conditions will begin to ease from the west during Monday afternoon and evening.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely, which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS for a period during Sunday evening along the west coast then extend to the south coast on Monday.Cape Leeuwin recorded a wind gust of 104 km/h at 11:38am AWST Sunday morning.Ravensthorpe recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 2:28pm AWST Sunday afternoon.Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 2:28pm AWST Sunday afternoon


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


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

Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 3:38pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

Please note changes under Map

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


Time of issue: 03:38 PM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

If you live in Eucla, South Interior District, North Interior District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton

This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

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.

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 17/12/2017 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds in the warning area through to Sunday evening


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


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 issued if further information becomes available.


END

Bushfire Advice for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 3:37pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 03:37 PM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse 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 was reported near the EYRE HWY in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.
  • It is burning approximately 7 kilometres south southwest of the Balladonia Roadhouse. It is not expected to impact the 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:

    • It is contained and under control.


    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 SHIRE OF DUNDAS.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene strengthening containment lines.
    • 6 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 16 December 2017.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 3:02pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in 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: 03:02 PM 
    Date of issue: 17 December 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Le Grand National Park as smoke from a bushfire on Mondrain Island is impacting the park.

    • 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 on Mondrain Island

    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.


      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 ESPERANCE.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 05:38 AM on 12 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 12:38pm
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

      Please note changes under Map

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


      Time of issue: 12:38 PM
      Date of issue: 17 December 2017


      Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

      If you live in Eucla, South Interior District, North Interior District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton

      This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

      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.

      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 17/12/2017 12:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds in the warning area through to Sunday evening


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      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 issued if further information becomes available.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 11:39am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:39 AM
      Date of issue: 17 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse 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 was reported near the EYRE HWY in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.
      • It is burning approximately 7 kilometres south southwest of the Balladonia Roadhouse. It is not expected to impact the 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:

        • It is controlled but not contained.


        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 SHIRE OF DUNDAS.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 16 December 2017.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • 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 

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

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 10:43am
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West Content:

        Please note changes under Location sections

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


        Time of issue: 10:43 AM
        Date of issue: 17 December 2017


        Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

        If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of Lower West, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with damaging winds to come.

        Locations which may be affected Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Perth

        This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

        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.

        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 17/12/2017 10:17:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the State from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY, initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole before extending to regions west of Albany by Sunday evening then through the remainder of the warning area during Monday morning.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely, which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening. IGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS for a period during Sunday evening then along the south coast on Monday.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        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

        Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 9:50am
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


        Time of issue: 09:50 AM
        Date of issue: 17 December 2017


        Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

        If you live in Eucla, South Interior District, North Interior District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton

        This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

        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.

        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:

        Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds in the warning area most likely from late Sunday morning through to Sunday evening


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        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 issued if further information becomes available.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 9:37am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in 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: 09:37 AM 
        Date of issue: 17 December 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Le Grand National Park as smoke from a bushfire on Mondrain Island is impacting the park.

        • 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 on Mondrain Island

        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.


          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 ESPERANCE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:38 AM on 12 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 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.


          Bushfire All Clear for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 9:03am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in 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: 09:03 AM
          Date of issue: 17 December 2017


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • The bushfire that was burning in Newman Horse Yard Lease has been contained and is under control.
          • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day
          • 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.
          • People are asked to avoid going to the Newman Horse Yards. 


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be 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 monitoring the area for the rest of the day..
          • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.
          • Firefighter have saved multiple structures. .


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Shire of East Pilbara 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 

          Storm - Get Ready for Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 5:07am
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: damaging winds in Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West Content:

          Please note change to the alert level.

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


          Time of issue: 05:07 AM
          Date of issue: 17 December 2017

          Get ready now for damaging winds in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

          If you live in South West and parts of Lower West and South Coastal districts you need to get ready now for the damaging winds coming this afternoon.

          Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Perth.

          This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

          • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
          • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
          • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
          • Move vehicles under cover
          • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
          • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
          • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

          If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          At 17/12/2017 04:25:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the state from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole Sunday afternoon before extending throughout the warning area during Sunday evening.Damaging surf conditions are likely, which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.Higher than normal tides may cause flooding in low-lying coastal areas for a period during Sunday evening.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          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

          Storm - Prepare for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 11:14pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Prepare now for damaging winds in parts of Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West Content:

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


          Time of issue: 11:14 PM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2017

          Prepare now for damaging winds in parts of Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

          If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West and South Coastal districts this includes Perth metropolitan area and surrounds you need to get ready now for the damaging winds coming tomorrow afternoon.

          Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Perth.

          This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

          • Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car.
          • Clear gutters and downpipes so they do not overflow after heavy rain.
          • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home or work like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.
          • Prepare an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
          • Organise an emergency plan, including a plan to evacuate for your family and pets in case your home becomes flooded.


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          At 16/12/2017 22:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the state from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole Sunday afternoon before extending throughout the warning area during Sunday evening.Damaging surf conditions are likely, which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.Higher than normal tides may cause flooding in low-lying coastal areas for a period during Sunday evening.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          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 Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 6:08pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

          Please note changes under alert level. The fire has been downgraded due to a change in bushfire behavior. People are asked to avoid the Newman Horse Yards.


          Time of issue: 06:08 PM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased.
          • 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 COLLEY RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY 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.
          • People are asked to avoid going to the Newman Horse Yards. 

          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:

          • It is contained but not controlled.
          • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be 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 strengthening containment lines.
          • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.
          • Firefighter have saved multiple structures. .


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Shire of East Pilbara 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 Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 5:57pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

          Please note changes under alert level. The fire has been downgraded due to a change in bushfire behavior.


          Time of issue: 05:57 PM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased.
          • 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 COLLEY RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY 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.
          • People are asked to go to the Newman Horse Yards. 

          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:

          • It is contained but not controlled.
          • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be 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 strengthening containment lines.
          • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.
          • Firefighter have saved multiple structures. .


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Shire of East Pilbara 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 Watch and Act for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:59pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

          Please note changes under alert level. The fire has been downgraded due to a change in bushfire behavior.


          Time of issue: 04:59 PM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2017


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire behavior has decreased.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • You need to leave – act immediately, do not wait and see.
          • The fire started near the intersection of COLLEY RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY in NEWMAN.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction at 2 kilometres per hour.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • Flames are 10 to 15 metres high.
          • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be 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 on the scene actively fighting the fire.
          • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Shire of East Pilbara 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.
          Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Storm - Prepare for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:57pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: thunderstorms in Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West Content:

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


          Time of issue: 04:57 PM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2017

          Prepare now for thunderstorms in parts of Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

          If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West and South Coastal districts this includes Perth metropolitan area and surrounds you need to get ready now for the thunderstorms coming tomorrow afternoon.

          Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Perth, Walpole and Yanchep.

          This is unusual weather that could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

          • Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car.
          • Clear gutters and downpipes so they do not overflow after heavy rain.
          • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home or work like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.
          • Prepare an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
          • Organise an emergency plan, including a plan to evacuate for your family and pets in case your home becomes flooded.


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the state from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole Sunday afternoon before extending throughout the warning area during Sunday evening.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely, which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS for a period during Sunday evening.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been 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 your local Shire.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          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 people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:45pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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


          Time of issue: 04:45 PM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse 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 was reported near the EYRE HWY in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.
          • It is burning approximately 7 kilometres south southwest of the Balladonia Roadhouse. It is not expected to impact the 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:

            • 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 on their way.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END 

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