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

Mon, 18/12/2017 - 5:05pm
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 What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 05:05 PM
Date of issue: 18 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 Highway 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 the Shire of Dundas.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

    Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern

    Mon, 18/12/2017 - 3:42pm
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Great Southern Content:

    Please note changes under weather situation and warning areas.

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


    Time of issue: 03:42 PM
    Date of issue: 18 December 2017


    Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Great Southern

    If you live in South East Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with damaging winds to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Hopetoun, Israelite Bay and Ravensthorpe.

    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 18/12/2017 15:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is currently moving eastwards near the south coast and will gradually weaken Monday evening as it moves further into the Bight.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. Conditions will gradually ease from the west during the remainder of Monday.Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South Coastal district, and the warning for this district is cancelled. Esperance recorded a wind gust of 94 km/h at 1:46pm AWST.


    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 by contacting your local Shire.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than thirty four calls for help since 7:00 AM Sunday 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

    Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Mon, 18/12/2017 - 2:54pm
    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: 02:54 PM 
    Date of issue: 18 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.


      After Storm: Cancellation for Lower South West

      Mon, 18/12/2017 - 11:43am
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Great Southern Content:

      Please note changes under weather situation and warning areas.

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


      Time of issue: 11:43 AM
      Date of issue: 18 December 2017


      Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Great Southern

      If you live in South Coastal and South East Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with damaging winds to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Bremer Bay, Hopetoun, Israelite Bay and Ravensthorpe.

      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

      Cancellation of damaging winds warning for parts of the Lower South West

      As at 18/12/2017 11:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the damaging winds warning Southwest and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

      Severe weather is no longer occurring in this area and areas west of Bremer Bay in the South Coastal district, and the warning for these districts is cancelled.

      WHAT TO DO:

      Now the damaging winds 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 18/12/2017 11:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is currently moving eastwards near the south coast and will gradually weaken during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property west of Munglinup before extending throughout the warning area by early Monday afternoon. Conditions will gradually ease from the west during Monday afternoon and evening.Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas.Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Southwest and Great Southern districts and areas west of Bremer Bay in the South Coastal district, and the warning for these districts is cancelled.


      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 by contacting your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • Emergency services have answered more than thirty four calls for help since 7:00 AM Sunday 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

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

      Mon, 18/12/2017 - 11:05am
      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)

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 11:05 AM
      Date of issue: 18 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Mon, 18/12/2017 - 9:18am
        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: 09:18 AM 
        Date of issue: 18 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.


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

          Mon, 18/12/2017 - 8:37am
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with damaging winds coming in parts of the Great Southern, 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: 08:37 AM
          Date of issue: 18 December 2017


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

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

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

          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 18/12/2017 08:00:00 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 during Monday as it slowly weakens. Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property west of Ravensthorpe before extending throughout the warning area by early Monday afternoon. Conditions will ease west of Ravensthorpe during Monday afternoon and the remainder during Monday evening. Damaging surf conditions are likely, which could cause significant beach erosion. Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas. Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Perth Metropolitan, South West and northern parts of the Lower South West.


          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 by contacting your local Shire.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.
          • Emergency services have answered more than thirty two calls for help since 7:00 AM Sunday 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

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

          Mon, 18/12/2017 - 6:24am
          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 Weather Situation section

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


          Time of issue: 06:24 AM
          Date of issue: 18 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 18/12/2017 04:54:00 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 during Monday morning.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 Monday morning. 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 thirty two calls for help since 7:00 AM Sundaymorning.
          • 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

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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

          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

            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

              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

              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

                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

                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

                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.


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