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Bushfire Advice for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note update under Power section from Western Power. The evacuation centre is called Gumblossom Community Centre and is located at 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks


Time of issue: 10:57 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean Drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road
  • Yanchep National Park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 20 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area. 

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 550 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 10:03 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Folewood Road, east of Sandplain Road, and north and west of Toodyay Road, including Majestic Height and Majestic Waters in TOODYAY in the SHIRE of TOODYAY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing. Leave the area via Folewood Road to the north..
  • The fire started near TOODYAY ROAD in TOODYAY.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:25 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Shire of Toodyay is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

There is no change to previous alert. Please note the evacuation centre is called Gumblosson Community Centre and is located at 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks


Time of issue: 09:58 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at at the Gumblosson Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipdinny Road
  • Yanchep National park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 1400 customers in the Yanchep area are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 550 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note the evacuation centre is called Gumblosson Community Centre and is located at 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks


Time of issue: 09:13 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at at the Gumblosson Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipdinny Road
  • Yanchep National park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 1400 customers in the Yanchep area are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 550 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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

Please note changes to alert level


Time of issue: 08:36 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne
As at 11/12/2019 20:28:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Gascoyne and Central West districts has been cancelled.

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.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.

WHAT TO DO:
Now the thunderstorms 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 11/12/2019 20:28:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed a very active area of thunderstorms in central and southern parts of the Gascoyne. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour possible in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Cue, Sandstone and Yalgoo. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


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

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

Please note changes to the alert level. The Emergency Warning area has been downgraded.


Time of issue: 08:03 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Folewood Road, east of Sandplain Road, and north and west of Toodyay Road, including Majestic Height and Majestic Waters in TOODYAY in the SHIRE of TOODYAY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing. Leave the area via Folewood Road to the north..
  • The fire started near TOODYAY ROAD in TOODYAY.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:25 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Shire of Toodyay is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note changes to alert areas on the map. An evacuation centre has been set up at Quinns Rock Sports Club, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks


Time of issue: 07:53 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at at the Quinns Rock Sports Club, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipdinny Road
  • Yanchep National park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 1400 customers in the Yanchep area are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 550 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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

Please note changes to alert level and affected areas


Time of issue: 07:36 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


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

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne district you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Cue, Sandstone and Yalgoo.


This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in parts of the warning area.


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

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne
As at 11/12/2019 19:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Central West district has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.

WHAT TO DO:
Now the thunderstorms 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 11/12/2019 19:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed a very active area of thunderstorms in central and southern parts of the Gascoyne. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour possible in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Cue, Sandstone and Yalgoo. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


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 Watch and Act for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south western part of TOODYAY in SHIRE OF TOODYAY 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: 07:15 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south western part of TOODYAY in SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets and travelling on Racecourse Road in the vicinity of the Toodyay Racecourse..

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as it is approaching the Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets..
  • The fire started near the intersection of TOODYAY RD in TOODYAY.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Folewood Road, east of Sandplain Road, and north and west of Toodyay Road, including Majestic Height and Majestic Waters in TOODYAY in the SHIRE of TOODYAY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing. Leave the area via Folewood Road to the north..
  • The fire started near TOODYAY ROAD in TOODYAY.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:25 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Shire of Toodyay is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note changes throughout the alert. An evacuation centre has been set up at Quinns Rock Sports Club, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks


Time of issue: 07:06 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the area bounded by Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Two Rocks and the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at at the Quinns Rock Sports Club, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipdinny Road
  • Yanchep National park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 1400 customers in the Yanchep area are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 550 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south western part of TOODYAY in SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

Please note changes under alert level


Time of issue: 06:16 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south western part of TOODYAY in SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets and travelling on Racecourse Road in the vicinity of the Toodyay Racecourse..

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as it is approaching the Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets..
  • The fire started near the intersection of TOODYAY RD in TOODYAY.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of TOODYAY in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Folewood Road, east of Sandplain Road, and north and west of Toodyay Road, including Majestic Height and Majestic Waters in TOODYAY in the SHIRE of TOODYAY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing. Leave the area via Folewood Road to the north..
  • The fire started near TOODYAY ROAD in TOODYAY.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:25 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Shire of Toodyay is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note changes throughout alert


Time of issue: 05:37 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.
  • It is safe to leave along Marmion Avenue


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the eastern part of YANCHEP in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • 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 INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south easterly to south westerly at 5.30pm.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • A temporary evacuation centre has been set up at 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean Drive from breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road 

Yanchep National Park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 250 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:36 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


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

If you live in Gascoyne and Central West districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Cue, Murchison, Sandstone and Yalgoo.


This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in parts of the warning area.


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 11/12/2019 17:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed a very active area of thunderstorms in the southern Gascoyne and adjacent parts of the Central West district. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour possible in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Cue, Murchison, Sandstone and Yalgoo. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


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 Watch and Act for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note changes throughout alert


Time of issue: 05:17 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.
  • It is safe to leave along Marmion Avenue


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around the area between Yanchep Beach Road and Brazier Road in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south easterly to south westerly at 5.30pm.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean Drive from breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road 

Yanchep National Park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 250 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 04:32 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of Westdale Road, east of Luptons Road and west of Butchers Road to the intersection of Vallentine Road in DALE in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.


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 BEVERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:05 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • 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 Beverley is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Emergency Warning for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

Please note changes to alert area


Time of issue: 04:28 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.
  • It is safe to leave in a westerly direction

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south easterly to south westerly at 4.30pm.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Indian Ocean Drive

Yanchep National Park is 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 50 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 100 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:14 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Thomas Road, Patterson Road, Medina Avenue, Calista Avenue and Wellard Road in southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA.

  • 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 THOMAS RD and ROCKINGHAM RD in KWINANA BEACH.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:00 AM on 11 December 2019.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING Content:

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


    Time of issue: 04:07 PM
    Date of issue: 11 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING.

    • 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 ALBANY HWY and KINSELLA RD in MOUNT COOKE
    • It is burning in a west-north-westerly direction.

    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 uncontained and uncontrolled.


      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 WANDERING.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:14 PM on 11 December 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
      • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


      Time of issue: 03:50 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area east of Frank Hann National Park and west of Peak Charles National Park and Lake Tay, bounded by Lake King-Norseman Road to the north and Cascade Road to the south in the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the area between Frank Hann National Park and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
      • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
      • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads and tracks are closed:

      Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road intersection to the west and Peak Charles Road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also 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 Esperance.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 13 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:11 AM on 4 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 70,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:47 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


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

      If you live in Southern Gascoyne you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


      Locations which may be affected include Mount Magnet, Cue, Paynes Find, Sandstone and Yalgoo.


      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 11/12/2019 15:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed an area of developing thunderstorms in the southern Gascoyne, moving slowly eastwards. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres an hour possible in the warning area over the next several hours.


      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

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