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Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 5:23am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:23 AM
Date of issue: 29 December 2017


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

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

Locations which may be affected include Parnngurr and Telfer.

This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 29/12/2017 04:19:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 4:00am AWST on Thursday Ex-Tropical Cyclone Hilda, now a tropical low, was estimated to be 80 kilometres north of Telfer. The low is moving toward the south southeast at around 10 kilometres per hour and will continue to track in this direction through the eastern Pilbara and into the west of the North Interior during Friday. The centre of the low should pass near Telfer between around 6am and midday today. The low is expected to cause widespread damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area. Conditions will gradually ease from the north during Friday.


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.


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Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 11:08pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:08 PM
Date of issue: 28 December 2017


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

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

Locations which may be affected include Parnngurr and Telfer.

This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 28/12/2017 22:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 10:00pm AWST on Thursday Ex-Tropical Cyclone Hilda, now a tropical low, was estimated to be 140 kilometres north northwest of Telfer and 150 kilometres east southeast of Wallal. The low is moving toward the south southeast at around 10 kilometres per hour and will continue to track in this direction through the eastern Pilbara and into the west of the North Interior overnight and during Friday. The low is expected to cause widespread damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property. The centre of the low should pass near Telfer between around 4am and 10am Friday.Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the warning area. Conditions will gradually ease from the north during Friday.


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

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

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 8:53pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


Time of issue: 08:53 PM
Date of issue: 28 December 2017

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

As at 28/12/2017 20:43:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for the Goldfields and South Interior districts has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occuring over the Goldfields and South Interior.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 28/12/2017 20:43:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring over the Goldfields and South Interior. 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

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