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Bushfire All Clear for parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

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

Please note change to alert level


Time of issue: 07:37 PM
Date of issue: 03 March 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Gilwell Avenue in the north, Clifton Street in the east, Orlando Street/Canning Mills Road to the south and River Road/Fancote Street/Page Road to the west, in Kelmscott.

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

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
  • 20 career, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:12 PM on 3 March 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • 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 parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


Time of issue: 05:36 PM
Date of issue: 03 March 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Gilwell Avenue in the north, Clifton Street in the east, Orlando Street/Canning Mills Road to the south and River Road/Fancote Street/Page Road to the west, in Kelmscott.

  • 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 CLIFTON ST and GILWELL AV in KELMSCOTT.

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 contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 20 career, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:12 PM on 3 March 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • 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 parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

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

Please note changes under Alert area section


Time of issue: 05:11 PM
Date of issue: 03 March 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KELMSCOTT in CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Gilwell Avenue in the north, Clifton Street in the east, Orlando Street/Canning Mills Road to the south and River Road/Fancote Street/Page Road to the west, in Kelmscott.

  • 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 CLIFTON ST and GILWELL AV in KELMSCOTT.

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 contained but not controlled.


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 CITY OF ARMADALE.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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 All Clear for eastern parts of Spalding in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern parts of Spalding in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 03:42 PM
Date of issue: 03 March 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  eastern parts of Spalding in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people east of Drew Street, south of Green Street and north of Koojarra Street in SPALDING in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON..

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

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day.
  • 35 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire Rescue Service and Bush Fire Brigade fire fighting personnel from Cape Burney, Geraldton, Minnenooka and Waggrakine attended during the course of this incident.

    They were assisted by City of Geraldton Fire Services.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:49 PM on 2 March 2018 and currently there has been 1 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • City of Geraldton 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 eastern parts of SPALDING in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of SPALDING in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON 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: 10:49 AM
Date of issue: 03 March 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of SPALDING in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Drew Street, south of Green Street and north of Koojarra Street in SPALDING in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • 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 KOOJARRA STREET and MYRTLE ROAD in SPALDING.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.

The fire 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 by contacting the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:49 PM on 2 March 2018.
  • City of Geraldton 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 change to alert level

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


Time of issue: 10:38 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

As at 02/03/2018 22:29:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for Goldfields and Eucla districts has been cancelled.



To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 22:29:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

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 under Weather Details including cancellation for the Midwest Gascoyne

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


Time of issue: 09:03 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Cocklebiddy, Eyre, Laverton, Leonora, Rawlinna and Zanthus.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

As at 02/03/2018 23:40:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for the Gascoyne district has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer expected over the Gascoyne and western parts of the Goldfields and the warning for Kalgoorlie has been cancelled.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 23:40:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 8:30 pm AWST satellite and radar imagery showed possibly severe thunderstorms over the eastern parts of the Goldfields and the Eucla. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

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

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

Please note changes under Weather Details including cancellation for parts of central wheat belt district

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


Time of issue: 06:50 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Menzies, Rawlinna and Zanthus.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 18:24:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Latest satellite and radar imagery shows likely severe thunderstorms have developed on the trough and likely to continue into this evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Wheat Belt district and the warning for this district is cancelled.Storms 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 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 All Clear for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN 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: 05:37 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Yelverton Drive and Clayton Street to the north, Military Road to the east, Bushmead Road and Stirling Crescent to the south and Amherst Road to the west in HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The bushfire that was burning has been contained and is under control, and is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Approximately 40 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 2 March 2018 and currently there has been five hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • 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 

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

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

Please note changes under Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 05:26 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Kambalda, Menzies, Paynes Find and Zanthus.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 17:13:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Latest satellite and radar imagery shows likely severe thunderstorms have developed on the trough and likely to continue into this afternoon and evening. At 5:15pm AWST possible severe thunderstorms are currently in the vicinity of Kalgoorlie, most to the north, and likely to be impacting the area until approximately 6pm this evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area during this afternoon and evening. Storms 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 by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

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

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

Please note changes under Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 04:31 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Kambalda, Menzies, Paynes Find and Zanthus.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 16:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Latest satellite and radar imagery shows likely severe thunderstorms have developed on the trough and likely to continue into this afternoon and evening. At 4:15pm AWST possible severe thunderstorms are currently in the vicinity of Kalgoorlie, most to the north, and likely to be impacting the area until approximately 6pm this evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area during this afternoon and evening. Storms 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 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 eastern parts of SPALDING in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of SPALDING in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:39 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of SPALDING in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Drew Street, south of Green Street and north of Koojarra Street in SPALDING in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • 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 KOOJARRA STREET and MYRTLE ROAD in SPALDING.

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 fast.
  • 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 CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:49 PM on 2 March 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 

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

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

Please note changes under Weather Details

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


Time of issue: 03:31 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Kambalda, Menzies, Paynes Find and Zanthus.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 15:20:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Latest satellite and radar imagery shows thunderstorms have developed on the trough and likely to continue into this afternoon and evening.At 3:20pm AWST a possible severe thunderstorm was located around 20 kilometres west northwest of Kalgoorlie moving in a east to southeasterly direction at approximately 20 kilometres per hour. It is likely to impact the Kalgoorlie area in the next hour. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area during the afternoon and evening. Storms 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 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 parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information


Time of issue: 03:24 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Yelverton Drive and Clayton Street to the north, Military Road to the east, Bushmead Road and Stirling Crescent to the south and Amherst Road to the west in HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 Stirling Crescent and Bushmead Road in HAZELMERE.
  • The fire is burning towards the Old Midland Railway Workshops.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is not controlled or contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Approximately 70 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • Never fly drones near bushfires. This will result in firefighting aircraft being grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 2 March 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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 

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

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

Please note changes to locations affected and Weather Details section

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


Time of issue: 02:06 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne, Goldfields, Eucla and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Kambalda, Menzies, Paynes Find and Zanthus.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 13:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Latest satellite and radar imagery shows thunderstorms have developed on the trough and likely to continue into this afternoon and evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area during the afternoon and evening.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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


Time of issue: 02:04 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Yelverton Drive and Clayton Street to the north, Military Road to the east, Bushmead Road and Stirling Crescent to the south and Amherst Road to the west in HAZELMERE, MIDLAND and BELLEVUE in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 Stirling Crescent and Bushmead Road in HAZELMERE.
  • The fire is burning towards the Old Midland Railway Workshops.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is not controlled or contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Approximately 40 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • Never fly drones near bushfires. This will result in firefighting aircraft being grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 2 March 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 

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

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions

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


Time of issue: 12:50 PM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Kambalda and Menzies.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

IF DRIVING:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 12:36:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Thunderstorms are likely to develop on this trough from the afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area during this afternooon and evening. Storms 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 by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 10:13 AM
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


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

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

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Balladonia, Kambalda and Menzies.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 02/03/2018 09:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extends from the southern Gascoyne, through the Goldfields and into the Eucla district. Thunderstorms are likely to develop on this trough from the afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area during this afternooon and evening.


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

Bushfire All Clear for Wellbucket Plantation, 10km east-south-east of Sawyers Valley in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Wellbucket Plantation, 10km east-south-east of Sawyers Valley in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

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


Time of issue: 08:51 AM 
Date of issue: 02 March 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Wellbucket Plantation, 10km east-south-east of Sawyers Valley in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL: 

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wellbucket Plantation, 10km east-south-east of Sawyers Valley.

  • The bushfire has been contained and is under control.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO: 

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to 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 MUNDARING.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:30 PM on 1 March 2018 and currently there has been 27 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins. 
No further updates will be issued.


No further updates will be issued.


END 

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