EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:18 PM
Date of issue: 30 March 2018

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

As at 30/03/2018 23:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.



WHAT TO DO:

Now the thunderstorms has passed, DFES advises you to:

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 30/03/2018 23:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough inland from the west coast has triggered a large area of showers and thunderstorms which are now moving eastwards through the eastern South West Land Division and adjacent goldfields. Whilst thunderstorms are still expected this evening, severe thunderstorms are no longer occuring.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.A wind gust of 113 km/h was recorded at Merredin at 5:25pm WST which caused structual damage to property.Damage to property has also been reported in Trayning around the same time.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than eight calls for help since 3:00pm.
  • Merredin and Trayning are worst hit areas with seven calls for help


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.


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

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

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


Time of issue: 08:34 PM
Date of issue: 30 March 2018


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

If you live in Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Merredin, Hyden, Mukinbudin, Mullewa, Southern Cross and Yalgoo.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 30/03/2018 20:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough inland from the west coast has triggered a large area of showers and thunderstorms. At 7:50pm radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms extending from Dalwallinu to Lake King. Severe thunderstorms are no longer expected in the Gascoyne and Central West districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.Merriden recorded a wind gust to 113 km/h which caused structual damage to property around 5:25pm AWST.Damage to property has also been reported in Trayning around the same time.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • Emergency services have answered more than eight calls for help since 3:00pm.
  • Merredin and Trayning are worst hit areas with seven calls for help


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.


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Storm - Get Ready for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for thunderstorms in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:51 PM
Date of issue: 30 March 2018

Get ready now for thunderstorms in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts you need to get ready now for the thunderstorms coming this evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Merredin, Morawa, Mullewa, Paynes Find, Southern Cross and Yalgoo.

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 30/03/2018 17:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised thunderstorm activity has developed in a surface trough over the inland Central West district, adjacent southwest Gasscoyne and Central Wheat Belt.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Smoke Alert Advice for Donnybrook to Bridgetown in Lower South West, South West

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Donnybrook to Bridgetown in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup Content:

Time of issue:04:50 PM
Date of issue: 30 March 2018

Smoke Alert for Donnybrook to Bridgetown in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for communities in a north-south line of Donnybrook and Bridgetown.

The smoke is the result of prescribed burns being carried out today near Manjimup.

The smoke is expected to clear overnight.

WHAT TO DO:  

If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

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

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Storm - Get Ready for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for thunderstorms in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:06 PM
Date of issue: 30 March 2018

Get ready now for thunderstorms in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in parts of the Gascoyne, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts you need to get ready now for the thunderstorms coming this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Beacon, Morawa, Mullewa, Paynes Find and Yalgoo.

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 30/03/2018 15:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised thunderstorm activity has developed in a surface trough over the inland Central West district, adjacent southwest Gasscoyne and northwest Central Wheat Belt.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway adjacent to Liveringa and Blina Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway adjacent to Liveringa and Blina Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Time of issue: 10:31 AM
Date of issue: 30 March 2018

A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway adjacent to Liveringa and Blina Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway adjacent to Liveringa and Blina Station in the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley.  Smoke from aerial controlled burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway may carry smoke across the road.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.


Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

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

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Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between Liveringa and Blina Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between Liveringa and Blina Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Time of issue: 09:51 AM
Date of issue: 29 March 2018

A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between Liveringa and Blina Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway between Liveringa and Blina Station in the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley. Smoke from aerial controlled burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway is carrying smoke across the road.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.


Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

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

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