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Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:57pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 02:57 PM 
Date of issue: 12 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
     

    A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

    • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
    • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove
    • Point Culver track

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


    Bushfire Advice for western part of Stokes National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:40pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Stokes National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


    Time of issue: 02:40 PM 
    Date of issue: 12 December 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Stokes National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity of Stokes National Park, 100km west of Esperance in the Shire of Esperance.

    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started in the park

    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:

      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

      Skippy Rock Track has been closed.
       

       

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

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

      Recreation closures: 

      Skippy Rock Campground has been close


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:05 PM on 11 December 2017 and currently there has been 100 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


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

      Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:03pm
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern Content:

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


      Time of issue: 01:03 PM
      Date of issue: 12 December 2017


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

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

      Locations which may be affected include Norseman, Forrest, Israelite Bay, Laverton, Rawlinna and Salmon Gums.

      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 12/12/2017 12:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite and radar imagery showed thunderstorms extending from southern parts of the Goldfields through the South East Coastal district moving towards the southeast. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in the remainder of the warning area over the next few hours. 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:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      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 Kwinana Freeway in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

      Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:05pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Kwinana Freeway in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

      Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour and Closures sections


      Time of issue: 12:05 PM
      Date of issue: 12 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Kwinana Freeway in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Kwinana Freeway near Millar Road in northern parts of Baldivis in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of Millar Road and Telephone Lane in Baldivis.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Kwinana Freeway in both directions between Mundijong Road and Mortimer Road has reopened. 

       

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 30 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
      • Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:48 AM on 12 December 2017.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for Kwinana Freeway in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

      Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:37am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Kwinana Freeway in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:37 AM
      Date of issue: 12 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Kwinana Freeway in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Kwinana Freeway near Millar Road in northern parts of Baldivis in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of Millar Road and Telephone Lane in Baldivis.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Kwinana Freeway both directions between Mundijong Road and Mortimer Road.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
      • 30 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
      • Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire All Clear for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

      Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:21am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:21 AM
      Date of issue: 12 December 2017


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Rosedale Road, north of Lake Leschenaultia in northern parts of Chidlow in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

      • The bushfire that was burning in the northern part of Chidlow has been extinguished.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • Drive slowly and with caution.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are leaving the area safe.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:45 PM on 11 December 2017 and currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • Shire of Mundaring 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 Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Great Southern

      Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:52am
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields Midlands, Midwest Gascoyne and Great Southern Content:

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


      Time of issue: 10:52 AM
      Date of issue: 12 December 2017


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

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

      Locations which may be affected include Norseman, Forrest, Israelite Bay, Laverton, Rawlinna and Salmon Gums.

      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 12/12/2017 10:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite and radar imagery showed thunderstorms developing through central parts of the Southeast Coastal district moving towards the 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.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:56am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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 Road Closures


      Time of issue: 09:56 AM 
      Date of issue: 12 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

      WHAT TO DO: 

        If driving

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
         

        A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

        • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
        • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove
        • Point Culver track

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


        Bushfire All Clear for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:31am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

        Please note changes to Alert Level, Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters Are Doing and Closures sections


        Time of issue: 09:31 AM
        Date of issue: 12 December 2017


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Helms Drive, Barook Road and Tuart Forest Grove in western parts of PINK LAKE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • 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 heavy smoke in the area.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Esperance.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation and will conduct patrols throughout the day.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:07 PM on 11 December 2017.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • The Shire of Esperance 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 Advice for western part of Stokes National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Tue, 12/12/2017 - 8:46am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Stokes National Park, Shire of Esperance Content:

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


        Time of issue: 08:46 AM 
        Date of issue: 12 December 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Stokes National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity of Stokes National Park, 100km west of Esperance in the Shire of Esperance.

        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started in the park

        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:

          • It is out of control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

          Skippy Rock Track has been closed.
           

           

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

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

          Recreation closures: 

          Skippy Rock Campground has been close


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • 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.


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

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 10:19pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: thunderstorms in Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

          Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


          Time of issue: 10:19 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017

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

          As at 11/12/2017 22:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning Goldfields and parts of South Interior districts 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 11/12/2017 22:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

          • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
          • In a life threatening situation call 000

          After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END

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

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 7:24pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: thunderstorms in Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

          Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


          Time of issue: 07:24 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


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

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

          Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies and Wiluna.

          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 11/12/2017 19:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed possibly severe thunderstorms over the western parts of the Goldfields, moving towards the east.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          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 PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 5:39pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

          Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout. Closed roads will reopen at 6 PM this evening.


          Time of issue: 05:39 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Helms Drive, Barook Road and Tuart Forest Grove in western parts of PINK LAKE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the immediate threat has passed.
          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of Helms Drive and Kingsmill Retreat in PINK LAKE.
          • The fire is burning towards the coast.

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Helms Drive
          • Barook Road
          • Tuart Forest Grove
          • Eleven Mile Beach Road between Pink Lake Road and Mississippi Bend

           

          The roads will reopen at 6 PM. 

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

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Esperance.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 55 Bush Fire Service and DFES firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:07 PM on 11 December 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

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

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 4:34pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne Content:

          Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


          Time of issue: 04:34 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


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

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

          Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Norseman, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies, Carnegie and Wiluna.

          If storms develop they are likely to be more intense than usual and dangerous weather conditions may occur in some parts of the warning area

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

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

          • 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 11/12/2017 16:17:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed possibly severe thunderstorms over the western parts of the Goldfields, moving towards the east. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area this afternoon and into the evening.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

          • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
          • In a life threatening situation call 000

          After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Watch and Act for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 3:38pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


          Time of issue: 03:38 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for PINK LAKE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near Helms Drive, Barook Road and Tuart Forest Grove in western parts of Pink Lake in the Shire of Esperance.

          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started near the intersection of HELMS DR and KINGSMILL RTT in PINK LAKE.
          • The fire is buring in inaccesiable land

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Helms Drive
          •  Barook Road
          •  Tuart Forest Grove

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Shire of Esperance 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.
          Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 3:06pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

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


          Time of issue: 03:06 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Rosedale Road, north of Lake Leschenaultia in northern parts of Chidlow in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING. .

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the running fire is out
          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of ROSEDALE RD and ABDALE RD in CHIDLOW.

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained but not controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:45 PM on 11 December 2017 and currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • Shire of Mundaring 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 11am today unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Bushfire Watch and Act for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 2:22pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

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


          Time of issue: 02:22 PM
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern parts of CHIDLOW in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people people in the vicinity of Rosedale Road in northern parts of Chidlow in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started near the intersection of Rosedale Road and Abdale Road in Chidlow.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:45 PM on 11 December 2017 and currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          Mon, 11/12/2017 - 2:07pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 02:07 PM 
          Date of issue: 11 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

          WHAT TO DO: 

            If driving

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
             

            A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

            • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
            • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


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

            Mon, 11/12/2017 - 1:52pm
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne Content:

            Please note changes under Alert Area

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


            Time of issue: 01:52 PM
            Date of issue: 11 December 2017


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies, Carnegie and Wiluna.

            If storms develop they are likely to be more intense than usual and dangerous weather conditions may occur in some parts of the warning area

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

            • 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 11/12/2017 13:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area from this afternoon, and continue into the evening.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

            Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting 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 Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne

            Mon, 11/12/2017 - 11:02am
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne Content:

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


            Time of issue: 11:02 AM
            Date of issue: 11 December 2017


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies and Wiluna.

            If storms develop they are likely to be more intense than usual and dangerous weather conditions may occur in some parts of the warning area

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

            • 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 11/12/2017 10:34:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area from this afternoon, and continue into the evening.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

            • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
            • In a life threatening situation call 000

            After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

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