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Bushfire All Clear for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON Content:

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

Please note the alert level for this fire has been downgraded to an All Clear


Time of issue: 09:06 AM
Date of issue: 20 March 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON.

  • The bushfire has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


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 BODDINGTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Boddington Gold Mine crews are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:19 PM on 18 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 3 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.


END

Bushfire All Clear for Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:01 AM
Date of issue: 20 March 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

  • The bushfire that was burning in Shannon National Park has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


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 MANJIMUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:43 PM on 19 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 1 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.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe 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: 09:10 PM
Date of issue: 19 March 2019

Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern

As at 19/03/2019 20:26:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning in the South West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 19/03/2019 20:26:00 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. At 3:29pm, a wind gust of 98 kilometres per hour was recorded near Coorow. Stirlings North recorded a rain rate of 21.6 millimetres in an hour, with 34.2 millimetres falling in the 3 hours to 8:25pm.


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

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe 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: 06:45 PM
Date of issue: 19 March 2019


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern

If you live in southern parts of the South West Land Division you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Jerramungup, Kojonup and Wagin.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
  • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
IF DRIVING:
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
  • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
  • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
  • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

  • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance

Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West

As at 19/03/2019 18:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning in the Central West, Lower West and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West, Lower West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is cancelled.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 19/03/2019 18:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised At 5:50pm, satellite and radar imagery showed several thunderstorm cells in the southern parts of the Great Southern, South Coastal and the adjacent South West district. Thunderstorm activity is likely to ease in the evening. 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.At 8:19am, a wind gust of 100 kilometres per hour was recorded at Latham, near Dalwallinu.At 9:30am, a rainfall rate of 20.6 millimetres within 30 minutes was recorded at South Burracoppin, near Merredin.At 3:29pm, a wind gust of 98 kilometres per hour was recorded near Coorow.


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

Bushfire Advice for Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:31 PM
Date of issue: 19 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Forest Trees Drive in Shannon National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started in Shannon National Park

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
  • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


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 MANJIMUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:43 PM on 19 March 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing


Time of issue: 03:59 PM
Date of issue: 19 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near Mount Wells

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.
    • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    The following track has been closed:

    • The Bibbulmun Track from Dwellingup north-east to Albany Highway

    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 BODDINGTON.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • Boddington Gold Mine crews are also in attendance.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:19 PM on 18 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA Content:

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

    Please note this bushfire is now and All Clear


    Time of issue: 03:52 PM
    Date of issue: 19 March 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Darkin Ridge Road 10km east of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:52 AM on 19 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 2 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.


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

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


    Time of issue: 03:05 PM
    Date of issue: 19 March 2019


    Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

    Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Manjimup, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam, Paynes Find, Pingelly, Southern Cross, Wagin and Wongan Hills.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES advises you to:

    • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
    • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
    • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
    • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
    • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
    IF DRIVING:
    • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
    • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
    • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

    • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

    People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 19/03/2019 14:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 2:50pm, satellite and radar imagery showed several thunderstorm cells developing in the South West Land Division. Thunderstorm activity is likely to become more frequent during this afternoon, with some thunderstorm cells likely to become severe. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area.


    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

    Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON Content:

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

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 01:09 PM
    Date of issue: 19 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Darkin Ridge Road 10km east of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started adjacent to Darkin Ridge Road in PICKERING BROOK

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

      • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
      • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
      • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.
      • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 13 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:52 AM on 19 March 2019.
      • Currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON Content:

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

      This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 01:08 PM
      Date of issue: 19 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near Mount Wells

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.
        • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        The following track has been closed:

        • The Bibbulmun Track from Dwellingup north-east to Albany Highway

        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 BODDINGTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
        • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
        • Boddington Gold Mine crews are also in attendance.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:19 PM on 18 March 2019.
        • Currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON Content:

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

        This is a new alert


        Time of issue: 01:00 PM
        Date of issue: 19 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 15km north-west of Boddington near MOUNT WELLS in SHIRE OF BODDINGTON.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near Mount Wells

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is slowly in a easterly direction.
          • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following track has been closed:

          • The Bibbulmun Track from Dwellingup north-east to Albany Highway

          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 BODDINGTON.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.
          • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
          • Boddington Gold Mine crews are also in attendance.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:19 PM on 18 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA Content:

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

          This is a new alert


          Time of issue: 12:57 PM
          Date of issue: 19 March 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Darkin Ridge Road 10km east of PICKERING BROOK in CITY OF KALAMUNDA.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started adjacent to Darkin Ridge Road in PICKERING BROOK

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is slowly in a easterly direction.
            • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • 13 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
            • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:52 AM on 19 March 2019.
            • Currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

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


            Time of issue: 12:17 PM
            Date of issue: 19 March 2019


            Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

            Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Manjimup, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam, Paynes Find, Pingelly, Southern Cross, Wagin and Wongan Hills.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

            • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
            • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
            • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
            • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
            • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
            IF DRIVING:
            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 19/03/2019 12:07:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at midday, satellite and radar imagery showed an area of severe thunderstorm activity over the Central West and Central Wheat Belt. Severe thunderstorms will likely extend throughout the remainder of the warning area during the afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area.


            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

            Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

            This is a new alert

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


            Time of issue: 10:11 AM
            Date of issue: 19 March 2019


            Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

            Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Manjimup, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam, Paynes Find, Pingelly, Southern Cross, Wagin and Wongan Hills.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

            • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
            • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
            • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
            • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
            • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
            IF DRIVING:
            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 19/03/2019 09:27:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 9:00am satellite and radar imagery showed an area of severe thunderstorm activity over the Central West and Central Wheat Belt. Severe thunderstorms will likely extend throughout the remainder of the warning area from the late morning or early afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area.


            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

            After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

            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: 06:16 AM
            Date of issue: 19 March 2019

            Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern

            As at 18/03/2019 23:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Great Southern district has been cancelled.

            Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

            To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/03/2019 23:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised At 11:00pm radar imagery showed that previously severe thunderstorm activity has weakened over western parts of the Great Southern, and that whilst thunderstorm activity is likely to continue it is no longer expected to be severe.


            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

            After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

            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: 09:12 PM
            Date of issue: 18 March 2019


            Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern

            If you live in parts of the Central Wheat Belt district to the Great Southern you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Gnowangerup, Kojonup, Wagin and Williams.

            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 or swimming leave the water.

            IF DRIVING:

            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance

            Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

            As at 18/03/2019 20:32:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Goldfields-Midlands district has been cancelled.



            To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/03/2019 20:32:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised At 8:30pm radar imagery showed potentially severe thunderstorm activity over western parts of the Great southern.These thunderstorms are moving in a south southeasterly direction and may potentially impact northern parts of the South Coastal district including Gnowangerup later Monday night. 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.


            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

            After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, South West

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

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


            Time of issue: 07:09 PM
            Date of issue: 18 March 2019


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

            If you live in parts of the Central Wheat Belt district to the Great Southern you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Narrogin, Northam, Wagin, Williams and York.

            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 or swimming leave the water.

            IF DRIVING:

            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance

            Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, South West

            As at 18/03/2019 18:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Lower West district has been cancelled.



            To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/03/2019 18:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised At 6:00pm radar imagery showed potentially severe thunderstorm activity extending from the western Central Wheat Belt through western parts of the Great Southern and adjacent parts of the Southwest district. These thunderstorms are moving in a south southeasterly direction. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.


            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

            Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

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


            Time of issue: 04:35 PM
            Date of issue: 18 March 2019


            Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

            Locations which may be affected include Katanning, Northam, Wagin, Williams, Wongan Hills and York.

            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 or swimming leave the water.

            IF DRIVING:

            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/03/2019 16:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 3:40pm radar imagery showed potentially severe thunderstorm activity extending from the Central West district through to the Great Southern and adjacent parts of the Southwest district. These thunderstorms are moving in a south southeasterly direction. Severe thunderstorms may produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.


            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 issued if further information becomes available.


            END

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

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Great Southern Content:

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


            Time of issue: 02:25 PM
            Date of issue: 18 March 2019


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Collie, Katanning, Northam, Wagin, Williams and York.

            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 or swimming leave the water.

            IF DRIVING:

            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/03/2019 14:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Thunderstorm activity is beginning to develop through inland areas of southwest WA and some may become severe during the afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area this afternoon.


            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 issued if further information becomes available.


            END

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

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Great Southern Content:

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


            Time of issue: 11:43 AM
            Date of issue: 18 March 2019


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Collie, Katanning, Northam, Wagin, Williams and York.

            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 or swimming leave the water.

            IF DRIVING:

            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/03/2019 10:25:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Severe thunderstorms may develop through inland areas in the southwest of WA this afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area during Monday afternoon. Locations which may be affected include Collie, Katanning, Northam, Wagin, Williams and York.


            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 issued if further information becomes available.


            END

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