EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

There is no change to the previous alert.

Time of issue: 10:47 AM
Date of issue: 05 July 2018

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on the Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road in the SHIRE OF BROOME. Prescribed burning actvities are being conducted in the area by the Kimberley Land Council and smoke may impact the road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • 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:

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.

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

END

Bushfire All Clear for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes to Alert Level and throughout


Time of issue: 03:34 PM
Date of issue: 04 July 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Emu Creek Community and surrounding areas, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The fire has been extinguished. 


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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:37 PM on 3 July 2018.
  • 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.
No further updates will be issued.


END 

Bushfire All Clear for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:09 AM
Date of issue: 04 July 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
  • 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 reduce speed and drive carefully due to emergency services personnel in the area. 

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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day..


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:51 AM on 28 June 2018.


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 

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

There is no change to the previous alert.

Time of issue: 11:03 AM
Date of issue: 04 July 2018

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on the Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road in the SHIRE OF BROOME. Prescribed burning actvities are being conducted in the area by the Kimberley Land Council and smoke may impact the road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • 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:

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.

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

END

Bushfire Advice for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 09:33 AM
Date of issue: 04 July 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Emu Creek Community and surrounding areas, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Victoria Highway and Crossing Falls Road in KUNUNURRA.

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:

  • 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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
    • Bush Fire Brigade, DFES and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:37 PM on 3 July 2018.
  • 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 Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions


Time of issue: 04:44 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Emu Creek Community and surrounding areas, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • 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 Victoria Highway and Crossing Falls Road in KUNUNURRA.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • 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 out of control and unpredictable.
  • The fire is burning in a westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Victoria Highway between Stockman Road at the Puma Truck Stop and Egret Close 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 Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:37 PM on 3 July 2018.
  • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END 

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

Please note changes to Alert Area

Time of issue: 04:11 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2018

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on the Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and One Arm Point Road in the SHIRE OF BROOME. Prescribed burning actvities are being conducted in the area by the Kimberley Land Council and smoke may impact the road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • 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:

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.

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

END

Bushfire Advice for the Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions


Time of issue: 04:02 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for the Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Emu Creek Community and surrounding areas, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • 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 Victoria Highway and Crossing Falls Road in KUNUNURRA.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • 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 out of control and unpredictable.
  • The fire is burning in a westerly direction.


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:

  • Victoria Highway between Stockman Road at the Puma Truck Stop and Egret Close.

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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:37 PM on 3 July 2018.
  • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END 

Bushfire Advice for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 03:56 PM
Date of issue: 03 July 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 is burning on the eastern side of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully due to emergency services personnel in the area. 

    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 Broome.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are back burning and monitoring the fire.
    • Local pastoralists are in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:51 AM on 28 June 2018.


    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 the Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


    Time of issue: 02:38 PM
    Date of issue: 03 July 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for the Emu Creek Community, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Emu Creek Community and surrounding areas, east of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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 Victoria Highway and Crossing Falls Road in KUNUNURRA.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows.
    • 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 out of control and unpredictable.
    • The fire is burning in a westerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:37 PM on 3 July 2018.
    • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END 

    After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the 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: 09:24 AM
    Date of issue: 03 July 2018

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    As at 03/07/2018 09:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning the South West and parts of the South Coastal district has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.

    To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 03/07/2018 09:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Damaging wind are no longer likely near over southern WA as a low pressure system moves southeast away from the south coast. A low pressure system passed south Albany during Tuesday morning and is now moving southeast, further away from the coast.


    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 by contacting your local Shire.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    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

    Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome - Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and Pender Bay Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME. in Kimberley

    Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome - Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and Pender Bay Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

    The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

    There is no change to the previous alert.

    Time of issue: 09:12 AM
    Date of issue: 03 July 2018

    A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Broome - Cape Leveque Road between Beagle Bay Road and Pender Bay Road on the Dampier Peninsula in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on the Broome - Cape Leveque Road north of the Beagle Bay Road intersection and south of the Pender Bay Road intersection in the SHIRE OF BROOME. Prescribed burning actvities are being conducted in the area by the Kimberley Land Council and smoke may impact the road.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • 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:
    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.

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

    END

    Bushfire Advice for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 09:08 AM
    Date of issue: 03 July 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • 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 is burning on the eastern side of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained but not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully due to emergency services personnel in the area. 

      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 Broome.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are back burning and monitoring the fire.
      • DFES and local pastoralists are in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:51 AM on 28 June 2018.


      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 South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

      Please note changes to weather details

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


      Time of issue: 05:52 AM
      Date of issue: 03 July 2018


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      If you live in the South West and parts of the South Coastal district you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Walpole.

      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 03/07/2018 05:10:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system is passing close to the southwest corner of the State early this morning before moving southeast along parts of the south coast during the morning. Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany, extending to the remaining parts of the warning area by 8am today. Tides between Bunbury and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas from early this morning, extending north to Mandurah and east to Esperance late Tuesday morning. Conditions will ease from the west during the late morning and 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 by contacting your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


      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 South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

      Please note changes to affected locations

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


      Time of issue: 11:06 PM
      Date of issue: 02 July 2018


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      If you live in the South West and parts of the South Coastal district you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Walpole.

      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 02/07/2018 22:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the State early Tuesday morning before moving southeast along parts of the south coast during Tuesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property over the southwest Capes from midnight Monday, extending to be southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany from 2am Tuesday morning and the remaining parts of the warning area by 8am Tuesday. Tides between Bunbury and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas from early Tuesday morning, extending north to Mandurah and east to Esperance late Tuesday morning. Conditions will ease from the west during the late morning and 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 by contacting your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


      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 South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

      Please note changes under Alert Level, Alert Area and Weather Details

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


      Time of issue: 05:04 PM
      Date of issue: 02 July 2018


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      If you live in the South West and parts of South Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Augusta, Bremer Bay, Dunsborough, Walpole and Windy Harbour.

      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 02/07/2018 16:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the State early Tuesday morning before moving southeast along parts of the south coast during Tuesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property over the southwest Capes from midnight Monday, extending to be southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany from 2am Tuesday morning and the remaining parts of the warning area by 8am Tuesday. Tides between Bunbury and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas from early Tuesday morning, extending north to Mandurah and east to Esperance late Tuesday morning. Conditions will ease from the west during the late morning and 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 by contacting your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


      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

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan Content:

      The warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne and Perth Metropolitan has been cancelled. A warning remains for parts of the South West, Lower South West and Great Southern due to severe weather expected early Tuesday morning.

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


      Time of issue: 04:01 PM
      Date of issue: 02 July 2018

      Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan

      As at 02/07/2018 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for parts of the Central West and Lower West districts has been cancelled.

      Severe weather is currently not occurring in WA.

      WHAT TO DO:

      Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

      • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
      • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
      • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
      • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
      • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
      • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
      • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 02/07/2018 15:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe weather has passed, however winds are expected to increase again southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany from early Tuesday morning. Please refer to the current warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West and Great Southern.


      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 by contacting your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • Emergency services have answered more than 40 calls for help since 3:50pm yesterday.


      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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:25 PM
      Date of issue: 02 July 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Country Downs and Beagle Bay in parts of WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

      • 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 is burning on the eastern side of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained but not controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully due to emergency services personnel in the area. 

        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 BROOME.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are back burning and monitoring the fire.
        • DFES and local pastoralists are in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:51 AM on 28 June 2018.


        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 - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

        Please note this warning is for severe weather expected from midnight tonight over the far southwest.

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


        Time of issue: 02:47 PM
        Date of issue: 02 July 2018

        Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        If you live in the South West and parts of the South Coastal district you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming from midnight tonight.

        Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Pemberton, Walpole and Windy Harbour.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

        DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

        • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
        • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
        • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
        • Move vehicles under cover
        • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
        • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
        • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

        If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 02/07/2018 11:35:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the State early Tuesday morning before moving southeast along parts of the south coast during Tuesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property over the Southwest Capes from midnight Monday, extending over the rest of the warning area from 2am Tuesday morning. Tides between Bunbury and Albany are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas from early Tuesday morning, extending north to Geraldton and east to Esperance late Tuesday morning.


        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 by contacting your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.
        • Emergency services have answered more than 6 calls for help since 12pm yesterday.


        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 South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan Content:

        Please note changes throughout the alert

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


        Time of issue: 02:43 PM
        Date of issue: 02 July 2018


        Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan

        If you live in the Lower West and parts of the Central West district you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Geraldton, Moora, Perth, Eneabba, Gingin, Jurien Bay, Lancelin, Scarborough and Yanchep.

        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 weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        As at 02/07/2018 14:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for parts of the Lower West south of Mandurah, the South West and South Coastal districts has been cancelled.

        Parts of the Lower West south of Mandurah, the South West and South Coastal districts are no longer experiencing severe weather for the remainder of Monday.

        WHAT TO DO:

        Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

        • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
        • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
        • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
        • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
        • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
        • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
        • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 02/07/2018 14:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a rain band and cold front are currently moving through central parts of the South West Land Division. The system is bringing heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides. Conditions will ease over the Lower West during the afternoon and early evening and northern parts overnight Monday. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is currently occurring south of Yanchep. Heavy rainfall will then extend through the remainder of the warning area by 5pm Monday. Rain will ease over southern parts of the warning area, including the Perth area during Monday afternoon and early evening and over northern parts overnight Monday.Tides between Shark Bay and Cape Leeuwin are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas around the time of high tide until mid-Monday afternoon. The threat of damaging winds over the South West has eased, however winds are expected to increase again southwest of a line from Bunbury to Albany from early Tuesday morning. A wind gust to 130 kilometres per hour was recorded at Cape Leeuwin at 5.03am Monday morning. A second cold front and associated low are expected to affect southern and southwest parts of WA over the coming days with the potential for further severe weather on Tuesday morning and during Wednesday.


        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 by contacting your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.
        • Emergency services have answered more than 40 calls for help since 2:30pm yesterday.


        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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


        END

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