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

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

This is a new alert

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


Time of issue: 02:15 PM
Date of issue: 10 December 2018


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Merredin, Bruce Rock, Hyden, Koolyanobbing, Lake King, Mukinbudin and Southern Cross.

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 10/12/2018 13:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 1:40pm satellite imagery showed a line of thunderstorms east of Ravensthorpe moving towards the southeast. Further storms are expected to develop through the eastern parts of the South West Land Division during this afternoon. 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. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. A separate warning has been issued for a line of storms to the northwest Kalgoorlie.


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.


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

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

Please note changes under the Weather details section

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


Time of issue: 01:38 PM
Date of issue: 10 December 2018


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in the Goldfields district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
  • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.

IF 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 10/12/2018 13:06:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised that satellite imagery showed a line of thunderstorms to the northwest of Kalgoorlie and moving eastwards through the Goldfields. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones through the warning area over the next several hours. The storm could cause damage to homes and property.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

N/A This is a new alert

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


Time of issue: 11:39 AM
Date of issue: 10 December 2018


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

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

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

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 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 10/12/2018 10:24:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised that severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones through the Goldfields over the next several hours and may extend into eastern parts of the South West Land Division in the afternoon.The storm could cause damage to homes and property.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 11:13 AM
Date of issue: 10 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Camballin Road and Liveringa Access Road in CAMBALLIN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 is burning on the southern side of Great Northen Highway.
  • It is burning in a northerly direction towards the highway.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.
    • firefighters are attending.
    • Liveringa Station workers are in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:25 PM on 7 December 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour sections


    Time of issue: 11:07 AM
    Date of issue: 10 December 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Kilto access road and Willare in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • Pastoralists are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:28 PM on 7 December 2018.
      • Local pastoralists are 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 eastern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in SHIRE OF BROOME

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


      Time of issue: 10:27 AM
      Date of issue: 10 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway between Sandfire Roadhouse in the south and Nita Downs Access Road in the north.

      • 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.
      • It is burning towards Great Northern Highway.
      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 westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads may be closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:40 AM on 10 December 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 the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 10:05 AM
      Date of issue: 10 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of Ripon Hills Road in the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • 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 unallocated Crown land to the east of Meentheena in the Shire of East Pilbara

      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:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 8 December 2018.
        • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON 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: 09:29 AM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Anne Beadell Highway and Connie Sue Highway intersection in the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

        • 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 Anne Beadell Highway and Connie Sue Highway in the Neale Junction Nature Reserve

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
          • It is not controlled and not contained.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:15 AM on 6 December 2018.
          • Currently there has been 10,700 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

          Please note changes to Alert Level and throughout

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


          Time of issue: 12:02 AM
          Date of issue: 10 December 2018

          Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

          As at 09/12/2018 23:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for the Goldfields and South Interior districts has been cancelled.

          Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

          To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

          Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution on Goldfields Highway in both directions and on Leonora Laverton Road in Leonora due to flooding.

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 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

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

          Please note changes throughout alert

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


          Time of issue: 09:00 PM
          Date of issue: 09 December 2018


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

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

          Locations which may be affected include Laverton, Leonora and Menzies

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

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

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


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          Bureau of Meteorology advised at 8:30pm satellite imagery showed that multiple severe thunderstorms are occurring within the warning area. 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.


          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

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

          Please note changes throughout alert

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


          Time of issue: 05:56 PM
          Date of issue: 09 December 2018


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

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

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

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

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

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


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          Bureau of Meteorology advised at 5:30pm satellite imagery showed that multiple severe thunderstorms are occurring within the warning area. A line of possibly severe thunderstorms lies to the north of Kalgoorlie and moving eastwards. Several other severe thunderstorms are being observed near Leinster and Leonora are also moving to to the east-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.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne

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

          Please note changes throughout alert

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


          Time of issue: 04:50 PM
          Date of issue: 09 December 2018


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

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

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

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

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

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

          Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

          As at the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Gascoyne district has been cancelled.



          To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          Bureau of Meteorology advised 4:30pm satellite imagery showed a line of possibly severe thunderstorms to the north of Kalgoorlie and moving eastwards. Another line of thunderstorms has developed between Wiluna and Leinster, some of which may be severe.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.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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


          Time of issue: 04:45 PM
          Date of issue: 09 December 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of Ripon Hills Road in the eastern part of Ex Meentheena in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • 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 unallocated Crown land to the east of Meentheena in the Shire of East Pilbara

          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:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 8 December 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 03:40 PM
            Date of issue: 09 December 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Kilto access road and Willare in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.
            • It is burning in a southerly direction.
            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • Pastoralists are also in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:28 PM on 7 December 2018.
              • Local pastoralists are 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 the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON 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 Bushfire Behaviour


              Time of issue: 03:07 PM
              Date of issue: 09 December 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Anne Beadell Highway and Connie Sue Highway intersection in the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

              • 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 Anne Beadell Highway and Connie Sue Highway in the Neale Junction Nature Reserve

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
                • It is not controlled and not contained.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 08:15 AM on 6 December 2018.
                • Currently there has been 10,700 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

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

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

                Please note changes to warning area and under Weather Details section

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


                Time of issue: 02:46 PM
                Date of issue: 09 December 2018


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

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

                Locations which may be affected include Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies, Sandstone 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.

                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:

                Bureau of Meteorology advised at 2:15pm satellite imagery showed a line of possibly severe thunderstorms to the north of Kalgoorlie and moving eastwards. Another line of thunderstorms has developed between Wiluna and Leinster, some of which may be severe.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.


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

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

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

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


                Time of issue: 12:02 PM
                Date of issue: 09 December 2018


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

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

                Locations which may be affected include Laverton, Leonora and Menzies

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

                WHAT TO DO:

                DFES advises you to:

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

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


                WEATHER DETAILS:

                Bureau of Meteorology advised At 11:20am satellite imagery showed a line of developing thunderstorms to the northwest of Kalgoorlie and moving eastwards. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Laverton, Leonora and Menzies.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.


                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 All Clear for eastern side of Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern side of Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


                Time of issue: 10:42 AM
                Date of issue: 09 December 2018


                Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern side of Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

                ALERT LEVEL:

                An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Cape Leveque Road near Waterbank Station in WATERBANK in 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.
                • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
                WHAT TO DO:
                • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:16 PM on 2 December 2018.
                • Currently there has been 17000 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.
                No further updates will be issued.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 10:38 AM
                Date of issue: 09 December 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Kilto access road and Willare in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.
                • It is burning in a southerly direction.
                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                  • Pastoralists are also in attendance.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 12:28 PM on 7 December 2018.
                  • Local pastoralists are managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON 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: 09:18 AM
                  Date of issue: 09 December 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of the Anne Beadell Highway and Connie Sue Highway intersection in the Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                  • 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 Anne Beadell Highway and Connie Sue Highway in the Neale Junction Nature Reserve

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
                    • It is not controlled and not contained.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 08:15 AM on 6 December 2018.
                    • Currently there has been 10,700 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

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