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Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern, Goldfields-Midlands

3 hours 16 min ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 12:51 AM
Date of issue: 19 February 2018


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern, Goldfields-Midlands

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

Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Norseman, Israelite Bay and Salmon Gums

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 19/02/2018 00:27:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Severe thunderstorms observed between Norseman and Esperance.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.Cascade recorded 28mm of rain between 18:30pm and 19:30pm.Scadden recorded 32mm of rain between 11:00pm and midnight.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

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

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

Cyclone All Clear for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire

4 hours 6 min ago
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details section

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 12:01 AM
Date of issue: 19 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

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

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people inland areas of the far eastern Pilbara, far northwest North Interior District and adjacent areas of the western Kimberley..
You should review your family cyclone plan and the community alerts system, and make sure everyone knows what to do.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire.
The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 11:51 PM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is weakening as it moves inland across the far east Pilbara as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Kelvin will weaken below cyclone strength during Monday morning as it continues to move inland and track towards the south southeast. Gales may persist in the eastern quadrants of the system till Tuesday morning.

It is moving south southeast at 11 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is estimated to be 125 kilometres north northeast of Telfer and 225 kilometres south southeast of Bidyadanga.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour and very heavy rainfall are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone in the far eastern Pilbara. Destructive winds will ease in the next few hours.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely over remaining parts of the far eastern Pilbara, far northwest North Interior District and adjacent areas of the western Kimberley. The area of gales will move further inland, possibly as far as Telfer and Parnngurr early Monday morning if the system moves closer than expected. Gales should ease from Monday mid morning as the system weakens below tropical cyclone strength.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity until Tuesday morning.

Heavy rainfall is likely to continue near the system over the far west Kimberley, far east Pilbara and western North Interior during Monday and Tuesday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 10:52pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:52 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern

As at 18/02/2018 20:38:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning between Lake King and Esperance has been cancelled.



To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 18/02/2018 20:38:00 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.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Cyclone All Clear for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 9:05pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details section

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 09:05 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

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

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people Inland areas of the far east Pilbara to include Telfer, the far west Kimberley east of Sandfire and far northwest North Interior District, to include Parnngurr..
You should review your family cyclone plan and the community alerts system, and make sure everyone knows what to do.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire.
The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 08:53 PM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin has started to weaken and is expected to weaken below cyclone strength on Monday. However, very heavy rain and destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely near the centre over the next few hours.

It is moving south southeast at 11 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is estimated to be 150 kilometres north of Telfer and 195 kilometres south southeast of Bidyadanga.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour and very heavy rainfall are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone, inland of the far western Kimberley and far eastern Pilbara. DESTRUCTIVE winds will ease early Monday morning.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely over remaining parts inland into the far western Kimberley, far eastern Pilbara and far northwest North Interior District. The area of GALES will move further inland, possibly as far as Telfer and Parnngurr on Monday morning.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity until Tuesday morning.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue near the system over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara, extending into the western North Interior overnight. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 8:32pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern Content:

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


Time of issue: 08:32 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern

If you live in between Lake King and Esperance you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

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 18/02/2018 20:12:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms observed in between Lake King and Esperance. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding 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

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 6:48pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:48 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

As at 18/02/2018 18:40:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning Goldfields, eastern Central Wheat Belt and southeast Gascoyne has been cancelled.

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.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 18/02/2018 18:40:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Severe thunderstorms are no longer expected to occur over the Goldfields, eastern Central Wheat Belt and southeast Gascoyne, although thundstorm activity will continue over the area for the remainder of Sunday.Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

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

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

Cyclone All Clear for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 6:41pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under Community Alert Level and Cyclone Details section

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 06:41 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near Telfer and Punmu in the Pilbara.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

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

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people in inland areas of the far east Pilbara to include Telfer, the far west Kimberley east of Sandfire and far northwest North Interior District, to include Parnngurr.
You should review your family cyclone plan and the community alerts system, and make sure everyone knows what to do.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire.
The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 05:51 PM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin, category 2 will continue to move inland across the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara and start to weaken overnight. Very heavy rain and destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely near the centre this evening.

It is moving south southeast at 14 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is estimated to be 165 kilometres south southeast of Bidyadanga and 180 kilometres north of Telfer.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour and very heavy rainfall are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone, inland of the far western Kimberley and far eastern Pilbara. Destructive winds will ease early Monday morning.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely over remaining parts inland into the far western Kimberley, far eastern Pilbara and far northwest North Interior District. The area of gales will move further inland, possibly as far as Telfer and Parnngurr on Monday morning. Gales are no longer expected in coastal areas between Bidyandanga and Sandfire.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity until Tuesday morning

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue near the system over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara, extending into the western North Interior overnight. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Cyclone All Clear for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 6:11pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Pumnu in the Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under Community Alert Level and Cyclone Details section

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 06:11 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Pumnu in the Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near Telfer and Pumnu in the Pilbara.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

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

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people in inland areas of the far east Pilbara to include Telfer, the far west Kimberley east of Sandfire and far northwest North Interior District, to include Parnngurr.
You should review your family cyclone plan and the community alerts system, and make sure everyone knows what to do.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people coastal areas between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Sandfire.
The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 05:51 PM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin, category 2 will continue to move inland across the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara and start to weaken overnight. Very heavy rain and destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely near the centre this evening.

It is moving south southeast at 14 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is estimated to be 165 kilometres south southeast of Bidyadanga and 180 kilometres north of Telfer.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour and very heavy rainfall are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone, inland of the far western Kimberley and far eastern Pilbara. Destructive winds will ease early Monday morning.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely over remaining parts inland into the far western Kimberley, far eastern Pilbara and far northwest North Interior District. The area of gales will move further inland, possibly as far as Telfer and Parnngurr on Monday morning. Gales are no longer expected in coastal areas between Bidyandanga and Sandfire.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity until Tuesday morning

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue near the system over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara, extending into the western North Interior overnight. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 4:15pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: ake action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:15 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


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

If you live in Gascoyne, Goldfields and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Koolyanobbing, Menzies and Southern Cross.

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 18/02/2018 15:20:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised At 3:00pm AWST satellite and radar imagery showed a line of developing thunderstorms extending from Mount Magnet to Hyden and moving southeast.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Koolyanobbing, Menzies and Southern Cross.Storms could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.Southern Cross recorded a gust of 89km/h at 3:00pm AWST.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed

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

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

Cyclone All Clear for between Broome and Bidyadanga not including Bidyadanga and between Sandfire and Wallal not including Sandfire

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 3:22pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under alert level and alert areas section


This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 03:22 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A RED ALERT is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga due to Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.
There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • You need to remain inside and shelter in the strongest, safest part of your house or evacuation centre.
  • Keep your emergency kit with you.
  • Stay away from doors and windows, and keep them closed.
  • Stay indoors until the ALL CLEAR is given by authorities.


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for in or near Telfer and Pumnu in the Kimberley, Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near Telfer and Pumnu in the Kimberley, Pilbara.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

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

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire, extending inland to the far east Pilbara to include Telfer and the far west Kimberley and far northwest North Interior District..
You should review your family cyclone plan and the community alerts system, and make sure everyone knows what to do.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for between Broome and Bidyadanga not including Bidyadanga and between Sandfire and Wallal not including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people between Broome and Bidyadanga not including Bidyadanga and between Sandfire and Wallal not including Sandfire following the passing.
The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 03:00 PM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is moving inland across the far west Kimberley/far east Pilbara as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Kelvin will gradually weaken overnight or during Monday morning as it continues to move inland and track towards the south southeast.

Sustained winds near the centre of 110 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 155 kilometres per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is estimated to be 130 kilometres south southeast of Bidyadanga and 215 kilometres north of Telfer.

Travelling southeast at 14 kilometres per hour.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour and very heavy rainfall are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone, to the south of Bidyadanga and to the east of Sandfire. Destructive winds will persist during the evening.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are likely over remaining parts between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, extending inland into the far western Kimberley, far eastern Pilbara and far northwest North Interior District. The area of gales will move further inland, possibly as far as Telfer on Monday morning.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue near the system over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara, extending into the western North Interior overnight. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Cyclone Yellow Alert for people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and also between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 12:32pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under regions section


This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 12:32 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A RED ALERT is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga due to Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.
There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • You need to remain inside and shelter in the strongest, safest part of your house or evacuation centre.
  • Keep your emergency kit with you.
  • Stay away from doors and windows, and keep them closed.
  • Stay indoors until the ALL CLEAR is given by authorities.


Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and also between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A YELLOW ALERT is current for people people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and also between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a cyclone is approaching the area.
You need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Fasten all cyclone screens, secure boats, caravans, trailers, garden sheds, outdoor furniture, rainwater tanks and LPG bottles.
  • Move vehicles under cover.
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
  • Pack a relocation kit to be taken with your emergency kit.
  • Be aware that shops may now be closing.
  • Check your neighbours have received this warning.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 11:55 AM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is moving inland across the far west Kimberley as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Kelvin will only gradually weaken overnight or during Monday morning as it continues to move inland. The cyclone is currently estimated to be 80 kilometres south of Bidyadanga and 95 kilometres east northeast of Sandfire. It is moving east southeast at 13 kilometres per hour.

Cyclone Kelvin currently has sustained winds near the centre of 110 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 155 kilometres per hour.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone, near Anna Plains, to the south of Bidyadanga and to the east of Sandfire. Destructive winds will persist until mid to late afternoon.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible over remaining parts between south of Broome to Wallal Downs, extending inland into the far western Kimberley, far eastern Pilbara and far northwest North Interior District. Sustained gales are unlikely at Broome but squally conditions will continue during Sunday as showers and thunderstorms move through.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity. Damaging winds are possible at Telfer from early Morning morning.

Tides between Broome and Wallal Downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara during Sunday, extending into the western North Interior during Monday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Cyclone Yellow Alert for people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and also between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 12:19pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under regions section


This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 12:19 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A RED ALERT is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga due to Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.
There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • You need to remain inside and shelter in the strongest, safest part of your house or evacuation centre.
  • Keep your emergency kit with you.
  • Stay away from doors and windows, and keep them closed.
  • Stay indoors until the ALL CLEAR is given by authorities.


Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and also between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A YELLOW ALERT is current for people people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and also between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a cyclone is approaching the area.
You need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Fasten all cyclone screens, secure boats, caravans, trailers, garden sheds, outdoor furniture, rainwater tanks and LPG bottles.
  • Move vehicles under cover.
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
  • Pack a relocation kit to be taken with your emergency kit.
  • Be aware that shops may now be closing.
  • Check your neighbours have received this warning.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 11:55 AM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is moving inland across the far west Kimberley as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Kelvin will only gradually weaken overnight or during Monday morning as it continues to move inland. The cyclone is currently estimated to be 80 kilometres south of Bidyadanga and 95 kilometres east northeast of Sandfire. It is moving east southeast at 13 kilometres per hour.

Cyclone Kelvin currently has sustained winds near the centre of 110 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 155 kilometres per hour.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely to be occurring near the centre of the tropical cyclone, near Anna Plains, to the south of Bidyadanga and to the east of Sandfire. Destructive winds will persist until mid to late afternoon.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible over remaining parts between south of Broome to Wallal Downs, extending inland into the far western Kimberley, far eastern Pilbara and far northwest North Interior District. Sustained gales are unlikely at Broome but squally conditions will continue during Sunday as showers and thunderstorms move through.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity. Damaging winds are possible at Telfer from early Morning morning.

Tides between Broome and Wallal Downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara during Sunday, extending into the western North Interior during Monday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse, also Sandfire Roadhouse and Port Hedland will be closed if a red alert is issued for this area, and may be closed for an extended period due to subsequent flooding.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Flood - Prepare for Pilbara

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 12:07pm
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the Pilbara Content:


Please note changes throughout


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


Time of issue: 12:07 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018

Prepare for flooding in parts of the Pilbara districts.


People in De Grey River and Salt Lakes District Rivers catchments should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected over the coming days. This includes people in or near Nullagine, Marble Bar, Warburton, Carnegie and Kalgoorlie.

There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to:

  • Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
  • Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
  • Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
  • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
  • Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
  • Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
  • Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

ROAD CLOSURES:

  • Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse - CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES 
  • Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse  CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES


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.

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 18/02/2018 10:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises Areas of flooding are expected to develop in the De Grey River and Salt Lake District Rivers over the coming days due to heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin. A developing tropical low offshore southwest Broome is moving slowly while intensifying and is expected to begin moving south to southeast later today before making landfall on Sunday along the east Pilbara or west Kimberley coast.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the coast near Anna Plains as a category 2 tropical cyclone early Sunday. The system will bring heavy rainfall as it continues to move inland.

Catchment conditions in the De Grey River are relatively wet from rainfall over the past few weeks with streams and rivers flowing.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the De Grey River and Salt Lake District Rivers over the coming days. 24 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 200 mm are expected, with isolated totals of up to 400 mm possible.

Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  •    De Grey River
  •    Salt Lakes District Rivers

Flood warnings have been issued for the North Kimberley Rivers, West Kimberley Rivers and Sandy Desert catchments.

Flooding is no longer expected in the East Kimberley and Fitzroy River.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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

Flood - Take Action Now for Kimberley

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 11:50am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for Major flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts Content:

Please note changes throughout


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


Time of issue: 11:50 AM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018

Take action now for Major flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts.

People in West and North Kimberley Districts need to take action now as Major flooding is expected over the coming days. This includes people in Kulumburu, Derby, Broome, Cape Leveque, Oobagooma and Beagle Bay.
Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to:

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.
  • Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
  • If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

ROAD CLOSURES:

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES
  • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES. 
  • Meda turnoff to Mt Barnett  – CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES
  • Mt Barnett to Pentecost River - CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES
  • Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway - CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES
  • FLOODING - PORT DRIVE OPEN TO HIGH CLEARENCE 4WD'S AND TRUCKS ONLY FROM ARCHER STREET TO KABBARLI ROAD, MINYIRR


Motorists should 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

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the west Kimberley and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures.

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it's raining heavily and you can't see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 18/02/2018 11:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding is expected to continue in West Kimberley District and North Kimberley District catchments due to heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.

North Kimberley District:
Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in significant river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

Catchment conditions in the North Kimberley river catchments are wet from rainfall over the past few days with streams and rivers flowing. Further rainfall is likely to result in stream and river rises.

For the 24 hours to 9am Friday, rainfall totals include; 28mm at Drysdale River station, 36mm at Doongan, 60mm at Theda and 29mm at Truscott.

Rainfall will generally contract to the south over Sunday and Monday. For the 24 hours to 9am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 60mm are forecast with isolated totals in excess of 80mm possible. For the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 40mm are forecast with isolated totals to 60mm possible.

West Kimberley District:
Significant flooding and areas of inundation are expected to continue in the West Kimberley District in the coming days.

Rainfall over the past few days in the affected catchments has resulted in significant river rises, areas of flooding and road closures including the Great Northern Highway. Some communities may become isolated.

Flooding is expected to continue in West Kimberley District catchments due to heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the coast near Anna Plains as a category 2 tropical cyclone early Sunday. In the last 24 hours to 9am Sunday, rainfall totals of 167mm at West Roebuck, 106mm at Kilto Station and 96 mm at Broome Airport have been recorded.

Catchment conditions in the West Kimberley river catchments are very wet from rainfall over the past few days with streams and rivers flowing.

Forecast heavy rainfall is likely to result in further rapid stream and river rises. For the 24 hours to 9am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 150mm are expected with isolated totals near coastal areas up to 250mm are possible.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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

Flood - Take Action Now for Pilbara

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 11:27am
Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for minor flooding in parts of the Pilbara district Content:


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


Time of issue: 11:27 AM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018

Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Pilbara districts.

People in Sandy Desert region need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected over the coming days.
Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly.

WHAT TO DO:  
DFES advises you to:

  • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.
  • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
  • Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.
  • Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.
  • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
  • Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
  • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
  • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
  • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
  • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
  • If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have been closed including:

  • Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES 
  • Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse  CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES


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

FLOOD DETAILS:  
As at 18/02/2018 11:03:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises Areas of flooding are expected in the Sandy Desert region during Sunday and into early parts of this week.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the coast near Anna Plains as a category 2 tropical cyclone early Sunday.

For the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, 223mm of rainfall was observed in the Sandy Desert region at Wallal Downs.

For the 24 hours to 9am Monday, widespread rainfall totals associated with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin of 100 to 200mm are forecast for the western parts of the Sandy Desert with isolated totals of 400mm possible. For the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals associated with the tropical low of 100 to 200mm are forecast with isolated totals of 350mm possible.

Sandy Desert:
Heavy rainfall is expected to cause significant river rises, areas of flooding and adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated. 

Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500  
  • In a life threatening situation call 000  
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


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 All Clear for south-eastern part of EXMOUTH in SHIRE OF EXMOUTH

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 10:08am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south-eastern part of EXMOUTH in SHIRE OF EXMOUTH Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:08 AM 
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  south-eastern part of EXMOUTH in SHIRE OF EXMOUTH

ALERT LEVEL: 

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the southern part of Giralia Ex-Pastoral Lease in the SHIRE OF EXMOUTH.

  • The bushfire has been contained.
  • Firefighters will continue to monitor the area.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO: 

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area..


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 16 February 2018 and currently there has been 20,000 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. 
No further updates will be issued.


No further updates will be issued.


END 

Cyclone All Clear for between Wallal Downs and Pardoo

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 10:02am
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley Content:

Please note correction to regions


This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 10:02 AM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A RED ALERT is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga due to Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.
There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • You need to remain inside and shelter in the strongest, safest part of your house or evacuation centre.
  • Keep your emergency kit with you.
  • Stay away from doors and windows, and keep them closed.
  • Stay indoors until the ALL CLEAR is given by authorities.


Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A YELLOW ALERT is current for people Broome to Bidyadanga but not including Broome and Sandfire to Wallal but not including Sandfire.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a cyclone is approaching the area.
You need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Fasten all cyclone screens, secure boats, caravans, trailers, garden sheds, outdoor furniture, rainwater tanks and LPG bottles.
  • Move vehicles under cover.
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
  • Pack a relocation kit to be taken with your emergency kit.
  • Be aware that shops may now be closing.
  • Check your neighbours have received this warning.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for between Wallal Downs and Pardoo in the Kimberley, Pilbara

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

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 09:03 AM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the coast near Anna Plains between 6am and 8am as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Destructive winds are likely near the centre until mid afternoon. Kelvin will weaken overnight as it continues to move inland. Damaging winds may persist to the east of the centre once the system weakens below tropical cyclone intensity. Destructive winds with gusts to 150 km/h are likely near the centre until mid afternoon.

It is moving east at 11 kilometres per hour.

The Cyclone is currently estimated to be 60 kilometres south southwest of Bidyadanga and 120 kilometres east northeast of Wallal Downs.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely to be occurring near the centre between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Anna Plains. Destructive winds will persist until mid afternoon.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible over remaining parts between south of Broome to Wallal Downs, extending inland into the far western Kimberley and far eastern Pilbara. Sustained gales are unlikely at Broome but squally conditions will continue during Sunday as showers and thunderstorms move through.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity overnight.

Tides between Broome and Wallal Downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara during Sunday, extending into the western North Interior during Monday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles
  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr

Pilbara:​

  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse, also Sandfire Roadhouse and Port Hedland will be closed if a red alert is issued for this area, and may be closed for an extended period due to subsequent flooding.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Cyclone All Clear for between Wallal Downs and Pardoo

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 9:19am
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Pilbara, Kimberley Content:

Please note changes to Warning Areas, Cyclone Details and Community Alert Level sections


This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 09:19 AM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Pilbara, Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A RED ALERT is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga due to Tropical Cyclone Kelvin.
There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • You need to remain inside and shelter in the strongest, safest part of your house or evacuation centre.
  • Keep your emergency kit with you.
  • Stay away from doors and windows, and keep them closed.
  • Stay indoors until the ALL CLEAR is given by authorities.


Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Bidyadanga but not including Broome and between Sandfire and Wallal but not including Sandfire in the Kimberley, Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A YELLOW ALERT is current for people Broome to Bidyadanga but not including Broome and Sandfire to Wallal but not including Sandfire.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a cyclone is approaching the area.
You need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Fasten all cyclone screens, secure boats, caravans, trailers, garden sheds, outdoor furniture, rainwater tanks and LPG bottles.
  • Move vehicles under cover.
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
  • Pack a relocation kit to be taken with your emergency kit.
  • Be aware that shops may now be closing.
  • Check your neighbours have received this warning.


Cyclone ALL CLEAR advice for between Wallal Downs and Pardoo in the Kimberley, Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice is current for people between Wallal Downs and Pardoo.
The threat has passed but take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • It is now safe to return home.
  • If returning, take care on the roads, obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Drive slowly and be aware of emergency services personnel who are still working in the area.
  • Be careful of fallen powerlines and trees, broken water and sewage pipes, loose roof sheeting and other material.
  • Do not walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.

 


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 09:03 AM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin crossed the coast near Anna Plains between 6am and 8am as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Destructive winds are likely near the centre until mid afternoon. Kelvin will weaken overnight as it continues to move inland. Damaging winds may persist to the east of the centre once the system weakens below tropical cyclone intensity. Destructive winds with gusts to 150 km/h are likely near the centre until mid afternoon.

It is moving east at 11 kilometres per hour.

The Cyclone is currently estimated to be 60 kilometres south southwest of Bidyadanga and 120 kilometres east northeast of Wallal Downs.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely to be occurring near the centre between Bidyadanga and Sandfire, including Anna Plains. Destructive winds will persist until mid afternoon.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible over remaining parts between south of Broome to Wallal Downs, extending inland into the far western Kimberley and far eastern Pilbara. Sustained gales are unlikely at Broome but squally conditions will continue during Sunday as showers and thunderstorms move through.

Damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour may persist to the east of the system once it weakens below tropical cyclone intensity overnight.

Tides between Broome and Wallal Downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the far west Kimberley and far east Pilbara during Sunday, extending into the western North Interior during Monday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr
  • Broome Highway in both directions from Roebuck Roadhouse to Broome is open to all vehicles with caution
  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles

Pilbara:

  • Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to Telfer Access is open with caution
  • North West Coastal Highway from Nanutarra Roadhouse to Fortescue River Roadhouse is open with caution
  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to Telfer Access open with caution
  • Great Northern Highway from North West Coastal Highway from Nanutarra Roadhouse to Fortescue River Roadhouse is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Port Hedland to Marble Bar is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Marble Bar to Nullagine is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Nullagine to Roy Hill Village Access is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Roy Hill Village Access to Roy Hill-Munjina Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Great Northern Highway (Auski Roadhouse) to Fortescue Crossing Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Fortescue Crossing Road to Bingarn Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Bingarn Road to Nameless Valley Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Nameless Valley Road to Tom Price Paraburdoo Road is open with caution

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse, also Sandfire Roadhouse and Port Hedland will be closed if a red alert is issued for this area, and may be closed for an extended period due to subsequent flooding.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Cyclone Yellow Alert for people between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse but not including Broome

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 7:02am
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Pilbara, Kimberley Content:

Please note a RED ALERT is current for Bidyadanga and Sandfire


This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 07:02 AM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone RED ALERT for Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga in the Pilbara, Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A RED ALERT is current for people Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga due to T C Kelvin.
There is a threat to lives and homes. You are in danger and need to act immediately.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • You need to remain inside and shelter in the strongest, safest part of your house or evacuation centre.
  • Keep your emergency kit with you.
  • Stay away from doors and windows, and keep them closed.
  • Stay indoors until the ALL CLEAR is given by authorities.


Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse but not including Broome in the Kimberley, Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A YELLOW ALERT is current for people Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse but not including Broome.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a cyclone is approaching the area.
You need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Fasten all cyclone screens, secure boats, caravans, trailers, garden sheds, outdoor furniture, rainwater tanks and LPG bottles.
  • Move vehicles under cover.
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
  • Pack a relocation kit to be taken with your emergency kit.
  • Be aware that shops may now be closing.
  • Check your neighbours have received this warning.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 06:47 AM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is crossing the far west Kimberley coast near Anna Plains as a category 2 tropical cyclone. Destructive winds are likely near the centre over the next few hours as Kelvin crosses the coast and moves inland. Kelvin will weaken later today as it continues to move inland.

 

It is moving east at 9 kilometres per hour.

The Cyclone is currently 165 kilometres south southwest of Broome and 70 kilometres southwest of Bidyadanga.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour are likely to be occurring near the centre near Anna Plains. DESTRUCTIVE winds will persist for the next few hours.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible in remaining areas between Bidyadanga to Wallal Downs this morning as the centre crosses the coast. Sustained gales are unlikely at Broome but squally conditions may continue during this morning as showers and thunderstorms move through.

Tides between Broome and Wallal Downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with rough seas and possible flooding of low-lying coastal areas during Sunday morning.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the west Kimberley and far east Pilbara during Sunday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr
  • Broome Highway in both directions from Roebuch Roadhouse to Broome is open to all vehicles with caution
  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles

Pilbara:

  • Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to Telfer Access is open with caution
  • North West Coastal Highway from Nanutarra Roadhouse to Fortescue River Roadhouse is open with caution
  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to Telfer Access open with caution
  • Great Northern Highway from North West Coastal Highway from Nanutarra Roadhouse to Fortescue River Roadhouse is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Port Hedland to Marble Bar is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Marble Bar to Nullagine is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Nullagine to Roy Hill Village Access is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Roy Hill Village Access to Roy Hill-Munjina Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Great Northern Highway (Auski Roadhouse) to Fortescue Crossing Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Fortescue Crossing Road to Bingarn Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Bingarn Road to Nameless Valley Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Nameless Valley Road to Tom Price Paraburdoo Road is open with caution

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse, also Sandfire Roadhouse and Port Hedland will be closed if a red alert is issued for this area, and may be closed for an extended period due to subsequent flooding.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

Cyclone Yellow Alert for people between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse, including Bidyadanga but not including Broome

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 5:38am
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse, including Bidyadanga but not including Broome in the Kimberley, Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details section

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 05:38 AM
Date of issue: 18 February 2018


Cyclone YELLOW ALERT for people between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse, including Bidyadanga but not including Broome in the Kimberley, Pilbara

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A YELLOW ALERT is current for people Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse, including Bidyadanga but not including Broome.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a cyclone is approaching the area.
You need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Fasten all cyclone screens, secure boats, caravans, trailers, garden sheds, outdoor furniture, rainwater tanks and LPG bottles.
  • Move vehicles under cover.
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
  • Pack a relocation kit to be taken with your emergency kit.
  • Be aware that shops may now be closing.
  • Check your neighbours have received this warning.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 18 February 2018 05:00 AM:

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin lies just off the coast and continues to move slowly eastwards. It is likely to cross the coast between Sandfire and Bidyadanga during Sunday morning. Cyclone Kelvin is likely to remain a Category 1 system.

It is moving east at 7 kilometres per hour.

The Cyclone is currently 170 kilometres southwest of Broome and 300 kilometres east northeast of Port Hedland

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are expected on the coast between just north of Bidyadanga to Wallal Downs this morning. Sustained gales are unlikely at Broome but squally conditions may continue during this morning as showers and thunderstorms move through.

Tides between Broome and Wallal Downs are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with rough seas and possible flooding of low-lying coastal areas during Sunday morning.

Very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the west Kimberley and far east Pilbara during Sunday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

Kimberley:

  • Port Drive open to high clearance 4 wheel drives and trucks only from Archer Street to Kabbarli Road, Minyirr
  • Broome Highway in both directions from Roebuch Roadhouse to Broome is open to all vehicles with caution
  • Great Northern Highway from Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Meda turnoff to Mount Barnett is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River is closed to all vehicles
  • Gibb River Road from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway is closed to all vehicles

Pilbara:

  • Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to Telfer Access is open with caution
  • North West Coastal Highway from Nanutarra Roadhouse to Fortescue River Roadhouse is open with caution
  • ​Great Northern Highway from Marble Bar Road / Great Northern Highway Intersection to Sandfire Roadhouse is closed to all vehicles
  • Great Northern Highway from Ripon Hills Road from Marble Bar to Telfer Access open with caution
  • Great Northern Highway from North West Coastal Highway from Nanutarra Roadhouse to Fortescue River Roadhouse is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Port Hedland to Marble Bar is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Marble Bar to Nullagine is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Nullagine to Roy Hill Village Access is open with caution
  • Marble Bar Road from Roy Hill Village Access to Roy Hill-Munjina Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Great Northern Highway (Auski Roadhouse) to Fortescue Crossing Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Fortescue Crossing Road to Bingarn Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Bingarn Road to Nameless Valley Road is open with caution
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road from Nameless Valley Road to Tom Price Paraburdoo Road is open with caution

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network in the East Pilbara and the West Kimberley, motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse, also Sandfire Roadhouse and Port Hedland will be closed if a red alert is issued for this area, and may be closed for an extended period due to subsequent flooding.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road over the weekend.

Other roads may also be affected by excess rainfall and motorists should contact the respective Local Government for more information on local road conditions and closures. 

If you need to drive please consider the following:

  • Travel plans may need to be reconsidered due to unfavourable road conditions.
  • If it’s raining heavily and you can’t see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road including stray cattle and debris.
  • Take care at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth or velocity.
  • Exercise caution in flooded areas and take care when driving on gravel roads. Surfaces may be slippery or muddy and vehicles could become bogged.

WATER:

Water Corporation is advising people not to swim, fish or recreate in Roebuck Bay or Dampier Creek in Broome until further notice as a precautionary measure following the significant amount of rain received in the last 24 hours.

For further details visit :

https://www.watercorporation.com.au/about-us/news/media-statements/media-release/wastewater-overflow-due-to-heavy-rain-in-broome


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

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

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

END

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