Please note changes to Alert Level, Weather Details and throughout.
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 05:35 AM
Date of issue: 23 June 2019
Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern
As at 23/06/2019 01:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning parts of the Central West, Lower West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.
A cold front continues to move across southwestern WA, however severe weather is no longer expected.
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.
At 23/06/2019 01:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 1:30am on Sunday evening a cold front was located near Geraldton to Cunderdin to Bremer Bay. Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall is still possible with the cold front during the day as it moves further north and east through the South West Land Division, however severe weather is no longer expected. Various locations in the Lower West and South West districts recorded in excess of 50 millimetres of rain since 9am Saturday morning, including parts of the Perth Metropolitan Area. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour at 5:41pm on Saturday.
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 116 calls for help since 9am Saturday 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.