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Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN.

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour, what fire fighters are doing, road closure sections, and extra information


Time of issue: 05:57 AM
Date of issue: 16 February 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in the area bounded by Quin Road, Burley Road, Smith Road and Dirk Road in the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of SMITH RD and JESS RD in BULLSBROOK.
  • The fire is stationary

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

Smith Road in Bullsbrook

 

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 patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 20 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is a traffic incident.
  • City of Swan 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.
The next update will be provided by 11am today unless the situation changes.


END 

Cyclone Blue Alert for between Kuri Bay and Wallal

Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 02:58 AM
Date of issue: 16 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby in the Kimberley.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 16 February 2018 02:46 AM:

The Bureau of Meteorology advises a Tropical Low is estimated to be 140 kilometres northeast of Broome and 35 kilometres west northwest of Derby.

It is moving southwest at 22 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low is moving across the northwest Kimberley. During Friday the low is expected to move off the west Kimberley coast and is likely to rapidly develop into a tropical cyclone . It is expected to strengthen into a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 or higher) before making landfall, most likely during Sunday along the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast


Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Friday. Gales may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs then Pardoo Roadhouse from Friday evening then to Port Hedland on Saturday morning. If the system tracks further west then gales may extend to Whim Creek later on Saturday.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour may develop along the coast between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse during Friday or early Saturday. Very destructive winds with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour may develop from late Saturday or early Sunday morning as the system intensifies and approaches the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.

Heavy rainfall is likely over the northwest and west Kimberley during Friday and the east Pilbara on Saturday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current, please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

Great Northern Highway Restrictions:

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways receding.
  • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

Gibb River Road:

  • Gibb River Road in both directions between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, Kimberley. Road closed to light vehicles and vehicles over 3 tonne. Open to high clearance 4 wheel drives with caution.
  • There is water over the road on Gibb River Road in both directions between Blina turnoff and Mount Barnett, Kimberley.

Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.

The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.

FORECAST AFFECTED AREAS:

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people between Kuri Bay and Pardoo Roadhouse, extending to the inland west Kimberley which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 24 hours.

CYCLONE WATCH is current for people between Pardoo Roadhouse and Whim Creek, extending to the inland east Pilbara to include Marble Bar, Nullagine and Telfer which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 48 hours but not expected within 24 hours. 


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

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 part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN.

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour, what fire fighters are doing, and road closure sections


Time of issue: 02:41 AM
Date of issue: 16 February 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in the area bounded by Quin Road, Burley Road, Smith Road and Dirk Road in the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased.
  • 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 SMITH RD and JESS RD in BULLSBROOK.

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 at 200metres per hour.
  • 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:

Smith Road in Bullsbrook

Chittering Road in Bullsbrook

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.
  • 30 career, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is a traffic incident.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


END 

Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN.

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour, what fire fighters are doing, and road closure sections


Time of issue: 02:31 AM
Date of issue: 16 February 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in the area bounded by Quin Road, Burley Road, Smith Road and Dirk Road in the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased.
  • 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 SMITH RD and JESS RD in BULLSBROOK.

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 at 200metres per hour.
  • 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:

Smith Road in Bullsbrook

Chittering Road in Bullsbrook

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.
  • 30 career, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is a traffic incident.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

N/A This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:21 AM
Date of issue: 16 February 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people living in the area bounded by Quin Road, Burley Road, Smith Road and Dirk Road in the eastern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Smith Road and Jess Road in BULLSBROOK.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction at 200metres per hour.
  • 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:

Smith Road in Bullsbrook

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.
  • 30 career, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is a traffic incident.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END 

Cyclone Blue Alert for between Kuri Bay and Wallal

Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 12:05 AM
Date of issue: 16 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby in the Kimberley.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 15 February 2018 11:37 PM:

The Bureau of Meteorology advises a Tropical Low is estimated to be 175 kilometres south southwest of Kuri Bay and 60 kilometres northeast of Derby.

It is moving southwest at 20 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low is moving across the northwest Kimberley. During Friday the low is expected to move off the west Kimberley coast and is likely to rapidly develop into a tropical cyclone . It is expected to strengthen into a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 or higher) before making landfall, most likely during Sunday along the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast


Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Friday. Gales may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs then Pardoo Roadhouse from Friday afternoon and evening then to Port Hedland on Saturday morning. If the system tracks further west then gales may extend to Whim Creek later on Saturday.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour may develop along the coast between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse during Friday or early Saturday. Very destructive winds with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour may develop from late Saturday or early Sunday morning as the system intensifies and approaches the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.

Heavy rainfall is likely over the northwest and west Kimberley during Friday and the east Pilbara on Saturday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current, please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

Great Northern Highway Restrictions:

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways receding.
  • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

Gibb River Road:

  • Gibb River Road in both directions between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, Kimberley. Road closed to light vehicles and vehicles over 3 tonne. Open to high clearance 4 wheel drives with caution.
  • There is water over the road on Gibb River Road in both directions between Blina turnoff and Mount Barnett, Kimberley.

Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.

The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.

FORECAST AFFECTED AREAS:

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people between Kuri Bay and Pardoo Roadhouse, extending to the inland west Kimberley which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 24 hours.

CYCLONE WATCH is current for people between Pardoo Roadhouse and Whim Creek, extending to the inland east Pilbara to include Marble Bar, Nullagine and Telfer which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 48 hours but not expected within 24 hours. 


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

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

Cyclone Blue Alert for between Kuri Bay and Wallal

Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details and Road Closures

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 09:17 PM
Date of issue: 15 February 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby in the Kimberley.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 15 February 2018 08:37 PM:

The Bureau of Meteorology advises a Tropical Low is estimated to be 150 kilometres south of Kuri Bay and 125 kilometres east northeast of Derby.

It is moving southwest at 20 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low is moving across the northwest Kimberley. During Friday the low is expected to move off the west Kimberley coast and is likely to rapidly develop into a tropical cyclone . It is expected to strengthen into a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 or higher) before making landfall, most likely during Sunday along the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast


Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Friday. Gales may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs then Pardoo Roadhouse from Friday afternoon and evening then to Port Hedland on Saturday morning. If the system tracks further west then gales may extend to Whim Creek later on Saturday.

Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour may develop along the coast between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse during Friday or early Saturday. Very destructive winds with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour may develop from late Saturday or early Sunday morning as the system intensifies and approaches the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.

Heavy rainfall is likely over the northwest and west Kimberley during Friday and the east Pilbara on Saturday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current, please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully. Road repairs are in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.

Great Northern Highway Restrictions:

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways receding.
  • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

Gibb River Road:

  • Gibb River Road in both directions between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, Kimberley. Road closed to light vehicles and vehicles over 3 tonne. Open to high clearance 4 wheel drives with caution.
  • There is water over the road on Gibb River Road in both directions between Blina turnoff and Mount Barnett, Kimberley.

Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates.

Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.

The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.

FORECAST AFFECTED AREAS:

CYCLONE WARNING is current for people between Kuri Bay and Pardoo Roadhouse, extending to the inland west Kimberley which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 24 hours.

CYCLONE WATCH is current for people between Pardoo Roadhouse and Whim Creek, extending to the inland east Pilbara to include Marble Bar, Nullagine and Telfer which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 48 hours but not expected within 24 hours. 


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

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 southern part of Gnangara Pine Plantation in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of Gnangara Pine Plantation in CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:19 PM 
Date of issue: 15 February 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of Gnangara Pine Plantation in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity of the southern part of Gnangara Pine Plantation.

  • 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 the plantation

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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:00 PM on 15 February 2018 and currently there has been 8 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


    Cyclone Blue Alert for between Kuri Bay and Wallal

    Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes under Cyclone Details

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
    Time of issue: 06:08 PM
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018


    Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley

    COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
    A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby in the Kimberley.
    Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

    WHAT TO DO:
    DFES advises:

    • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
    • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
    • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


    CYCLONE DETAILS:
    As at 15 February 2018 05:50 PM:

    The Bureau of Meteorology advises a Tropical Low is estimated to be 130 kilometres south southeast of Kuri Bay and 180 kilometres east northeast of Derby.

    It is moving southwest at 20 kilometres per hour.

    The Tropical Low is moving across the northwest Kimberley. During Friday the low is expected to move off the west Kimberley coast and is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone. It is expected to strengthen into a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 or higher) before making landfall, most likely during Sunday along the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.


    Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Friday. Gales may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs then Pardoo Roadhouse from Friday afternoon and evening then to Port Hedland on Saturday morning. If the system tracks further west then gales may extend to Whim Creek on Saturday.

    Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour may develop along the coast between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse during Friday or early Saturday. Very destructive winds with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour may develop from late Saturday or early Sunday morning as the system intensifies and approaches the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.

    Heavy rainfall is likely over the northwest Kimberley on Thursday, extending to the west Kimberley on Friday and the east Pilbara on Saturday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current, please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully.

    Great Northern Highway Restrictions:

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways receding.
    • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

    Road repairs in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.
     

    Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

    Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 

    It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates.

    Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.

    The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.

    FORECAST AFFECTED AREAS:

    CYCLONE WARNING is current for people between Kuri Bay and Pardoo Roadhouse, extending to the inland west Kimberley which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 24 hours.

    CYCLONE WATCH is current for people between Pardoo Roadhouse and Whim Creek, extending to the inland east Pilbara to include Marble Bar, Nullagine and Telfer which means the cyclone is expected to affect coastal communities within 48 hours but not expected within 24 hours. 


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.

    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    • For SES assistance call 132 500
    • In a life threatening situation call 000
    • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
    • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

    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

    Cyclone Blue Alert for between Kuri Bay and Wallal

    Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes under Cyclone Details and Cyclone Watch/Warning Areas

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
    Time of issue: 03:46 PM
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018


    Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley

    COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
    A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby.
    Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

    WHAT TO DO:
    DFES advises:

    • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
    • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
    • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.

    CYCLONE WARNING is current for people between Kuri Bay and Pardoo Roadhouse, extending to the inland west Kimberley.
    You should review your family cyclone plan and the community alerts system, and make sure everyone knows what to do.

    CYCLONE WATCH is current for people between Pardoo Roadhouse and Whim Creek, extending to the inland east Pilbara to include Marble Bar, Nullagine and Telfer.
    You should prepare your home inside and out. Keep up to date with the development of the cyclone through radio, television or the internet.


    CYCLONE DETAILS:
    As at 15 February 2018 02:56 PM:

    The Bureau of Meteorology advises a Tropical Low is estimated to be 125 kilometres east southeast of Kuri Bay and 240 kilometres northeast of Derby.

    It is moving southwest at 19 kilometres per hour.

    The Tropical Low is moving across the northwest Kimberley. Late Thursday or during Friday the low is expected to move off the west Kimberley coast and is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone during Friday. It is expected to strengthen into a category 2 tropical cyclone before taking a southward track on Saturday towards the coast. The system is expected to make landfall, possibly as a severe category 3 tropical cyclone, during Sunday along the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.

    Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Friday. Gales may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs then Pardoo Roadhouse from Friday afternoon/evening then to Port Hedland on Saturday morning. If the system tracks further west then gales may extend to Whim Creek on Saturday.

    Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour may develop along the coast between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse from late Friday or early Saturday as the system begins to move towards the coast. Very destructive winds with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour may develop from late Saturday or early Sunday morning as the system intensifies and approaches the east Pilbara or far west Kimberley coast.

    Heavy rainfall is likely over the northwest Kimberley on Thursday, extending to the west Kimberley on Friday and the east Pilbara on Saturday. Flood Watches and Warnings are current, please refer to www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully.

    Great Northern Highway Restrictions

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways receding.
    • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

    Road repairs in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.
     

    Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

    Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 
    It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates.
    Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.
    The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.

    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    • For SES assistance call 132 500
    • In a life threatening situation call 000
    • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
    • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

    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 Rosemary Island, 25km north-north-west of Dampier in CITY OF KARRATHA

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Rosemary Island, 25km north-north-west of Dampier in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

    Please note change under EXTRA INFORMATION section


    Time of issue: 02:34 PM 
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Rosemary Island, 25km north-north-west of Dampier in CITY OF KARRATHA

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Rosemary Island in the Dampier Archipelago, 25km north-north-west of Dampier.

    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started in the central-western part of the island.

    WHAT TO DO: 

    People are asked to avoid the island until further notice.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is not contained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    People are asked to avoid the island until further notice


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:00 AM on 14 February 2018 and currently there has been 500 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


    Bushfire All Clear for southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


    Time of issue: 11:48 AM
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wanneroo Road and Wattle Avenue West in southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

    • The bushfire that was burning near Wanneroo Road and Wattle Avenue Westhas been extinguished.
    • Firefighters will continue mopping up and patrolling the area for the next couple of days
    • 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 some smoke in the area.

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:54 AM on 11 February 2018 and currently there has been one 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.
    • City of Wanneroo 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.


    END 

    Flood - Take Action Now for Kimberley

    Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for potential Major flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts Content:


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


    Time of issue: 11:24 AM
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018

    Take action now for potential Major flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts.

    People in West and North Kimberley Districts need to take action now as potential Major flooding is expected over the coming days. This includes people in Kulumburu, Derby, Broome, Cape Leveque, Oobagooma and Beagle Bay.
    Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly.

    WHAT TO DO:  
    DFES advises you to:

    • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.
    • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
    • Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.
    • Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.
    • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
    • Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
    • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
    • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
    IF DRIVING:
    • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
    • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
    • If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Roads have been closed including:

    • Gibb River Road in both directions to all vehicles from Mt Barnett (west end) to Pentecost River (east end). 

     

    Roads closed to light vehicles and vehicles over 3 tonne include:  

    • Gibb River Road in both directions between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway. It is open to high clearance four wheel drives with caution.

     

    Roads open with caution to high clearance four wheel drives under 3 tonne include: 

    • Gibb River Road in both directions between Blina turnoff and Mt Barnett. 

     

    Great Northern Highway Restrictions:

    • Roebuck Roadhouse to ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways  receding.
    • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

    Road repairs in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.



    Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

    Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates. Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.

    The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.

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

    FLOOD DETAILS:  
    As at 15/02/2018 10:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding is expected to develop in West Kimberley District and North Kimberley District catchments due to heavy rainfall associated with a tropical low.

    A developing tropical low is moving to the west southwest over the northern Kimberley. The low is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Cyclone Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

    West Kimberley District:

    Catchment conditions in the West Kimberley river catchments are very wet from rainfall over the past few weeks with streams and rivers flowing. Further heavy rainfall is likely to result in rapid stream and river rises. Over the 48 hours to 9am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 200 to 300 millimetres are expected with isolated totals near coastal areas in the range of 400 to 600 millimetres possible over the two days. Rainfall is expected to be heaviest on the eastern side of the low with highest falls around the Price Regent River to 9am Friday and heaviest around Cape Leveque to 9am Saturday. Significant flooding and areas of inundation are expected to develop in the West Kimberley District in the coming days.

    North Kimberley District:

    Catchment conditions in the North Kimberley river catchments are relatively wet from rainfall over the past few weeks with streams and rivers flowing. Further heavy rainfall is likely to result in rapid stream and river rises. For the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 90 to 140 millimetres are forecast with isolated totals in excess of 200 millimetres possible. For the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 110 millimetres are forecast with isolated totals in excess of 180 millimetres possible. Additional heavy rainfall is forecast for subsequent days. 

    Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in significant river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

    Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
    For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    • For SES assistance call 132 500  
    • In a life threatening situation call 000  
    • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


    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

    Flood - Prepare for Kimberley

    Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts Content:


    Please note changes to alert area and Weather Details section


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


    Time of issue: 11:17 AM
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018

    Prepare for flooding in parts of the Kimberley districts.


    People in Kimberley and North Pilbara District catchments should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected over the coming days. This includes people in or near Wyndham, Kununurra, Warmun and Halls Creek.

    There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:  
    DFES advises you to:

    • Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
    • Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
    • Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
    • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
    • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
    • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
    • Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
    IF DRIVING:
    • Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
    • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
    • Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Roads have been closed including:

    • Gibb River Road to all vehicles in both directions from Mt Barnett (west end) to Pentecost River (east end). 

    Roads open only to heavy vehicles and 4 wheel drives with caution, including:

    • Gibb River Road in both directions between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway.


    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.

    FLOOD DETAILS:  
    As at 15/02/2018 10:33:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding may develop in Kimberley and North Pilbara District catchments due to heavy rainfall associated with a tropical low. A developing tropical low is moving to the west southwest over the northern Kimberley. The low is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Cyclone Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

    Catchment conditions in the Kimberley river catchments are relatively wet from rainfall over the past few weeks with streams and rivers flowing. Further heavy rainfall is likely to result in rapid stream and river rises.

    For the 48 hours to Saturday 9 am rainfall totals for the Kimberley district are likely to be in the range of 50 to 150 millimetres with isolated totals in excess of
    300 millimetres possible. Heaviest falls will be constrained to northwest Kimberley coastal areas, with falls north of the Gibb River road over 24 hours to Friday
    9 am likely to be in the range of 90 to 140 millimetres with isolated falls up to 250 millimetres possible. 

    For the 24 hours to Saturday 9 am, the heaviest rainfall totals are likely to be over the Dampier Peninsula and in the range of 120 to 170 millimetres with isolated falls in excess of 350 millimetres possible. Similar heavy rainfall totals are also forecast for subsequent days.

    As the low Tropical Cyclone tracks southwest, heavy rainfall is expected to start to develop in the Pilbara region, with the Sandy Desert catchments first to be impacted. 

    Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

    Catchments likely to be affected include:

    •    East Kimberley Rivers 
    •    Fitzroy River 
    •    Sandy Desert 

    Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
    For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    • For SES assistance call 132 500  
    • In a life threatening situation call 000  
    • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


    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 southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO 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: 11:08 AM
    Date of issue: 15 February 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wanneroo Road and Wattle Avenue West in southern parts of NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of LAKE ROAD and WATTLE AVENUE WEST in NOWERGUP.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
      • 35 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:54 AM on 11 February 2018 and currently there has been one 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.
      • City of Wanneroo 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.
      More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for Rosemary Island, 25km north-north-west of Dampier in CITY OF KARRATHA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Rosemary Island, 25km north-north-west of Dampier in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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


      Time of issue: 10:02 AM 
      Date of issue: 15 February 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Rosemary Island, 25km north-north-west of Dampier in CITY OF KARRATHA

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Rosemary Island in the Dampier Archipelago, 25km north-north-west of Dampier.

      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the central-western part of the island.

      WHAT TO DO: 

      People are asked to avoid the island until further notice.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is not contained.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      People are asked to avoid the island until further notice


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:00 AM on 14 February 2018 and currently there has been 60 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Cyclone Blue Alert for between Kuri Bay and Wallal

      Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley Content:

      Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
      Time of issue: 09:28 AM
      Date of issue: 15 February 2018


      Cyclone BLUE ALERT for between Kuri Bay and Wallal in the Kimberley

      COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
      A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Wallal, including Broome and Derby.
      Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

      WHAT TO DO:
      DFES advises:

      • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
      • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
      • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.

      CYCLONE WATCH is current for between Kuri Bay to Whim Creek, including Broome and Port Hedland and extending to the inland western Kimberley and east Pilbara to include Marble Bar.
      You should prepare your home inside and out. Keep up to date with the development of the cyclone through radio, television or the internet.


      CYCLONE DETAILS:
      As at 15 February 2018 08:43 AM:

      The Bureau of Meteorology advises a Tropical Low is estimated to be 115 kilometres south southwest of Kalumburu and 175 kilometres east of Kuri Bay.

      It is moving west southwest at 19 kilometres per hour.

      The Tropical Low is expected to move towards the northwest Kimberley coast during Thursday. Late Thursday or during Friday the low is expected to move off the northwest Kimberley coast and may develop into a tropical cyclone during Friday. It is expected to intensify further into a category 2 system before taking a southward track on Saturday towards the east Pilbara coast, making landfall possibly as a severe category 3 tropical cyclone during Sunday

      Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome during Friday afternoon.
      Gales may extend further southwest to between Wallal Downs and Port Hedland late Friday or early Saturday. If the system tracks further west then Gales may extend to Whim Creek on Saturday. 

      Destructive winds with gusts to 150 kilometres per hour may develop along the coast between Broome and Pardoo Roadhouse during Saturday or early Sunday as the system moves towards the coast. Very destructive winds with gusts in excess of 165 kilometres per hour may develop from Sunday morning as the system intensifies and approaches the coast.

      Heavy rainfall is likely over the northwest Kimberley on Thursday, extending to the west Kimberley on Friday and the east Pilbara on Saturday. A Flood Watch is current for the Kimberley District.

      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully.

      Great Northern Highway Restrictions

      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sandfire Roadhouse to Roebuck Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Be aware of scouring and pavement damage. Water over floodways  receding.
      • Roebuck Roadhouse to Willare Roadhouse - Open with extreme caution to all vehicles. Water over road.

      Road repairs in progress.Traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 40 kilometres per hour.
       

      Motorists should not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

      Localised flooding is expected at floodways on the road network and motorists are advised to exercise caution where water is encountered over the road. 
      It is anticipated that the Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse may be closed for an extended period on the weekend if predicted rainfall eventuates.
      Short term closures may also occur on other sections of the Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley over the weekend.
      The Gibb River Road is also likely to be closed to all vehicles by the end of the week.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.

      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • For SES assistance call 132 500
      • In a life threatening situation call 000
      • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
      • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

      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

      Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in Kimberley, Pilbara

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in the Kimberley and Pilbara Content:

      Please note changes to Weather Details

      Time of issue:  05:24 AM
      Date of issue:  15 February 2018

      Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in the Kimberley and Pilbara

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Cyclone Advice is current for people in or near Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in the Kimberley and Pilbara

      If you live between Kuri Bay and Port Hedland, you need to prepare your home and family for a possible cyclone, with the development of a tropical low off the Western Australian coast.

      This includes people in Broome, Derby, Dampier Peninsula, Eighty Mile Beach, Pardoo, Port Hedland and surrounding areas.

      Remember that preparing your home and property is your responsibility.

      WHAT TO DO:  

      Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

      • Review your family cyclone plan and make sure everyone knows what to do.
      • Prepare your home inside and out.
      • Organise an emergency kit with a portable battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
      • Know the community cyclone alert system and the steps that must be taken for each alert.

      DETAILS:

      As at 2am on Thursday 15 February, the Bureau of Meteorology advises:

      Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

      Location: within 55 kilometres of 14.7 degrees South 127.0 degrees East, estimated to be 60 kilometres southeast of Kalumburu and 150 kilometres northwest of Wyndham.

      Movement: west at 21 kilometres per hour.

      A tropical low over the north Kimberley is expected to move towards the northwest Kimberley coast during Thursday. Late Thursday or during Friday the low is expected to move off the northwest Kimberley coast and may develop into a tropical cyclone during Friday or Saturday.

      Hazards:
      GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome during Friday afternoon. GALES may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs and Port Hedland late Friday or early Saturday.

      Community alerts will be issued by DFES if the cyclone comes closer. There are four stages of alerts; Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear:

      • BLUE ALERT means prepare for dangerous weather.
      • YELLOW ALERT means take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.
      • RED ALERT means go to shelter immediately.
      • ALL CLEAR means that wind and storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:  

      • For State Emergency Service (SES) assistance call 132 500.
      • In a life-threatening situation call 000.
      • For weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

      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 issued when the situation changes

      END  

      Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in Kimberley, Pilbara

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in the Kimberley and Pilbara Content:

      Time of issue:  09:53 PM
      Date of issue:  14 February 2018

      Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in the Kimberley and Pilbara

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Cyclone Advice is current for people in or near Kuri Bay to Port Hedland, including Broome, in the Kimberley and Pilbara

      If you live between Kuri Bay and Port Hedland, you need to prepare your home and family for a possible cyclone, with the development of a tropical low off the Western Australian coast.

      This includes people in Broome, Derby, Dampier Peninsula, Eighty Mile Beach, Pardoo, Port Hedland and surrounding areas.

      Remember that preparing your home and property is your responsibility.

      WHAT TO DO:  

      Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

      • Review your family cyclone plan and make sure everyone knows what to do.
      • Prepare your home inside and out.
      • Organise an emergency kit with a portable battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
      • Know the community cyclone alert system and the steps that must be taken for each alert.

      DETAILS:

      As at 8pm on Wednesday 14 February, the Bureau of Meteorology advises:

      Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 30 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 55 kilometres per hour.

      Location: within 55 kilometres of 14.6 degrees South 128.2 degrees East, estimated to be 145 kilometres north northwest of Kununurra and 165 kilometres east southeast of Kalumburu.

      Movement: west southwest at 23 kilometres per hour.

      A tropical low which moved across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf is expected to track across the north Kimberley tonight and during Thursday. Late Thursday or during Friday the low is expected to move off the northwest Kimberley coast and may develop into a tropical cyclone during Friday or Saturday.

      Hazards:
      GALES with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome during Friday afternoon. GALES may extend further southwest to Wallal Downs and Port Hedland late Friday or early Saturday.

      Community alerts will be issued by DFES if the cyclone comes closer. There are four stages of alerts; Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear:

      • BLUE ALERT means prepare for dangerous weather.
      • YELLOW ALERT means take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.
      • RED ALERT means go to shelter immediately.
      • ALL CLEAR means that wind and storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:  

      • For State Emergency Service (SES) assistance call 132 500.
      • In a life-threatening situation call 000.
      • For weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

      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 issued when the situation changes

      END  

      After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

      Please note changes to Alert Level and Weather Details sections

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


      Time of issue: 09:30 PM
      Date of issue: 14 February 2018

      Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Kimberley

      As at 14/02/2018 20:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for the Kimberley district has been cancelled.

      A tropical low was crossing the north Kimberley coast to the north of Wyndham. Radar imagery indicates the low is not causing damaging winds or flash flooding. While heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the north Kimberley over the next few days, damaging winds and flash flooding are no longer likely in the short term. Please refer to the latest Tropical Cyclone Advice as this tropical low moves across the north Kimberley and may develop into a Tropical Cyclone during Friday or Saturday.

      To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


      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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

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