EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

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

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

Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 12:00 PM
Date of issue: 12 November 2018


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Giles.

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 12/11/2018 11:41:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery at 11:30am showed thunderstorms occurring between Giles and Warburton.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 Giles. A wind gust of 93 kilometres per hour was recorded at Gruyere Airport at 5:50pm WST Sunday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in 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: 10:55 AM
Date of issue: 12 November 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in 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 Liveringa Station.
  • The fire is burning on both sides of Camballin Road.

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 southerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists should exercise caution on Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway between Camballin Road and the Blina Station turnoff.

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 fire. Liveringa pastoralists are conducting backburning activities.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:34 PM on 9 November 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 Lake Argyle Road in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Argyle Road in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST 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: 10:51 AM
Date of issue: 12 November 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Argyle Road in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Lake Argyle Road, ten kilometres from the intersection of Victoria Highway in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • 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 LAKE ARGYLE RD and VICTORIA HWY in LAKE ARGYLE.
  • The fire is burning on both sides of Lake Argyle 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:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
    • It is 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
    • Lake Argyle Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 11 November 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 Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station and Napier Downs Station in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station and Napier Downs Station in MOUNT HARDMAN 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 to warning area


    Time of issue: 10:33 AM
    Date of issue: 12 November 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station and Napier Downs Station in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station and Napier Downs Stations, between the Kimberley Downs turn off and Mac's Jump Up (35 kilometres north east of the Gibb River - Winjana Gorge turnoff) in MOUNT HARDMAN 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 started near the intersection of GIBB RIVER ROAD and KIMBERLEY DOWNS ROAD in MOUNT HARDMAN.
    • The fire is burning south of Gibb River 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:

      • The bushfire is stationary.


      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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are working with pastoralists from Napier Downs and Kimberley Downs to monitor the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:49 PM on 10 November 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 the eastern side of Great Northern Highway in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 10:23 AM
      Date of issue: 12 November 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people traveling along Great Northern Highway between Karijini Drive and Munjina Road in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • 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 approximately 6 kilometres off the 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:

        • 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 SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:24 AM on 11 November 2018.
        • Shire of Ashburton 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 Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:15 AM
        Date of issue: 12 November 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road between Lamboo Station and Halls Creek in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

        • 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 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.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly 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 HALLS CREEK.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • Halls Creek Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
          • Firefighters are being supported by Halls Creek Rangers.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 07:15 PM on 7 November 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 Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

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

          Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


          Time of issue: 09:34 AM 
          Date of issue: 12 November 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

          • 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 in Purnululu National Park

          WHAT TO DO: 

            If driving

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


            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:

            • Entrance road to Purnululu National Park 

            Day use areas and recreational sites in the park are 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 HALLS CREEK.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 10:58 AM on 6 November 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is lightening.
            • 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.


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

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

            Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


            Time of issue: 08:57 AM
            Date of issue: 12 November 2018


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Giles and Warburton.

            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 12/11/2018 08:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery at 8:20am showed thunderstorms occurring in between Giles and Warburton. 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 Giles and Warburton. Large hail was reported at Leinster on Sunday afternoon. A wind gust of 93 kilometres per hour was recorded at Gruyere Airport at 5:50pm WST Sunday.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

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

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

            Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


            Time of issue: 06:11 AM
            Date of issue: 12 November 2018


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Giles and Warburton.

            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 12/11/2018 05:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 5am satellite imagery showed thunderstorms occurring through most of 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. Large hail was reported at Leinster on Sunday afternoon. A wind gust of 93 kilometres per hour was recorded at Gruyere Airport at 5:50pm Western Standard Time. Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Eucla and North Interior districts and the warning for these districts is cancelled.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

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

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

            Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


            Time of issue: 11:52 PM
            Date of issue: 11 November 2018


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Forrest, Rawlinna and Warburton.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 11/11/2018 23:26:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 11pm satellite imagery showed thunderstorms occurring through most of 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. Large hail was reported at Leinster earlier this afternoon. A wind gust of 93 kilometres per hour was recorded at Gruyere Airport at 5:50pm Western Standard Time.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

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

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

            Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


            Time of issue: 08:55 PM
            Date of issue: 11 November 2018


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Carnegie, Forrest, Rawlinna and Warburton.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 11/11/2018 20:36:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 8pm satellite imagery showed thunderstorms occurring through most of 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. Large hail was reported at Leinster earlier this afternoon.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

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

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

            Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


            Time of issue: 06:13 PM
            Date of issue: 11 November 2018


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

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

            Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Carnegie, 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.

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 11/11/2018 17:36:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 5pm satellite imagery showed thunderstorms occurring through most of 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 few hours before easing during this evening. Large hail was reported at Leinster earlier this afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Eucla district and the warning for this district is cancelled.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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


            Time of issue: 05:49 PM
            Date of issue: 11 November 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people traveling along Great Northern Highway between Karijini Drive and Munjina Road in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

            • 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 approximately 6 kilometres off the 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:

              • 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 SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 09:24 AM on 11 November 2018.
              • Shire of Ashburton 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 the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

              Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters are Doing sections


              Time of issue: 03:56 PM
              Date of issue: 11 November 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway and Tanami Road between Lamboo Station and Halls Creek in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

              • 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 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.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly 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 HALLS CREEK.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                • Halls Creek Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
                • Firefighters are being supported by Halls Creek Rangers.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 07:15 PM on 7 November 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 Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station in MOUNT HARDMAN 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: 03:56 PM
                Date of issue: 11 November 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Gibb River Road on Kimberley Downs Station, between the Kimberley Downs turn off and the Lennard River, in MOUNT HARDMAN 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 started near the intersection of GIBB RIVER ROAD and KIMBERLEY DOWNS ROAD in MOUNT HARDMAN.
                • The fire is burning south of Gibb River 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:

                  • The bushfire is stationary.


                  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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are working with pastoralists from Napier Downs and Kimberley Downs to monitor the area.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 02:49 PM on 10 November 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in 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 What Firefighters Are Doing


                  Time of issue: 03:46 PM
                  Date of issue: 11 November 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway in CAMBALLIN in 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 Liveringa Station.
                  • The fire is burning on both sides of Camballin Road.

                  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 southerly direction.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                  Motorists should exercise caution on Camballin Road and Great Northern Highway between Camballin Road and the Blina Station turnoff.

                  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 fire. Liveringa pastoralists are conducting backburning activities.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 03:34 PM on 9 November 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 Lake Argyle Road in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Argyle Road in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in 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 Alert area


                  Time of issue: 03:45 PM
                  Date of issue: 11 November 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Argyle Road in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Lake Argyle Road, 10 kilometres from the intersection of Victoria Highway in the north eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                  • 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 LAKE ARGYLE RD and VICTORIA HWY in LAKE ARGYLE.
                  • The fire is burning on both side of Lake Argyle 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:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
                    • It is 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
                    • Lake Argyle Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 11 November 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 Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

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


                    Time of issue: 03:38 PM 
                    Date of issue: 11 November 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

                    ALERT LEVEL: 

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

                    • 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 in Purnululu National Park

                    WHAT TO DO: 

                      If driving

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


                      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:

                      • Entrance road to Purnululu National Park 

                      Day use areas and recreational sites in the park are 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 HALLS CREEK.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are on the scene, conducting backburning.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 10:58 AM on 6 November 2018.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightening.
                      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                      Bushfire All Clear for the intersection of Caves Road and Sebbes Road in BORANUP and FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the intersection of Caves Road and Sebbes Road in BORANUP and FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

                      Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


                      Time of issue: 03:28 PM
                      Date of issue: 11 November 2018


                      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the intersection of Caves Road and Sebbes Road in BORANUP and FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near the intersection of Caves Road and Sebbes Road in BORANUP and FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

                      • 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 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 Augusta-Margaret River.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 01:01 PM on 9 November 2018.
                      • Currently there has been 15 hectares burnt.
                      • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END

                      After Storm: Cancellation for Pilbara

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

                      Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


                      Time of issue: 03:27 PM
                      Date of issue: 11 November 2018


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

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

                      Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra, Newman, Carnegie, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies, Rawlinna, Three Rivers, Wiluna and Zanthus.

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

                      WHAT TO DO:

                      DFES advises you to:

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

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

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

                      Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Pilbara

                      As at 11/11/2018 15:13:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning in the Pilbara and North Interior districts has been cancelled.

                      Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in these districts

                      To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


                      WEATHER DETAILS:

                      At 11/11/2018 15:13:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 3pm satellite and radar imagery showed thunderstorms occurring through most of 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. Showers and thunderstorms are developing to the northwest of Kalgoorlie currently and may affect the town in the next few hours. Severe thunderstorms should begin easing during this evening.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END

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