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Bushfire Advice for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note changes under BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR and AREA BURNT sections


Time of issue: 04:00 PM
Date of issue: 04 November 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bordered by Quandong Point in the north, Manari Road in the east, Cape Boileau in the south and the Indian Ocean to the west in Waterbank in the Shire of Broome.

  • 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 BARRED CREEK ROAD and MANARI ROAD in WATERBANK.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF BROOME.

    RECREATIONAL AREAS:

    The fire is burning near some camping areas.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:55 PM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 200 hectares burnt.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

    Please note changes to warning area

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


    Time of issue: 03:48 PM
    Date of issue: 04 November 2018


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

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

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

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 04/11/2018 15:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed thunderstorms throughout the eastern half of the State triggered by a surface trough over the Interior of WA. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. For parts of the warning area south of Leinster, severe thunderstorms are also likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones.


    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 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 issued if further information becomes available.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

    Please note changes under Road Closure section


    Time of issue: 01:55 PM
    Date of issue: 04 November 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire is burning south of Great Northern Highway north west of Newman.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
      • 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.

      Great Northern Highway has been reopened. 

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene conducting fire supression activities.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

      Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURE section


      Time of issue: 11:50 AM
      Date of issue: 04 November 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire is burning south of Great Northern Highway north west of Newman.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • 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.

        The following road has been closed:

        • Great Northern Highway will be closed for 10 kilometres, starting 30 kilometres north of Newman, from approximately 12pm today.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene conducting fire supression activities.
        • Main Roads WA is also in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

        N/A This is a new alert

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


        Time of issue: 11:33 AM
        Date of issue: 04 November 2018


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

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

        Locations which may be affected include Cocklebiddy, Eucla, Eyre, Forrest, Rawlinna and Zanthus.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

        DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 04/11/2018 11:07:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough extending from Laverton to Eucla is expected to produce thunderstorms across southeastern parts of WA from midday. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones. Thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon and into this evening.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 10:28 AM
        Date of issue: 04 November 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bordered by Quandong Point in the north, Manari Road in the east, Cape Boileau in the south and the Indian Ocean to the west in Waterbank in the Shire of Broome.

        • 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 BARRED CREEK ROAD and MANARI ROAD in WATERBANK.

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Some roads may be closed.

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

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF BROOME.

          RECREATIONAL AREAS:

          The fire is burning near some camping areas.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:55 PM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 100 hectares burnt.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 08:13 AM
          Date of issue: 04 November 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire is burning south of Great Northern Highway north west of Newman.

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Great Northern Highway has reopened with motorists advised 40 kilometres per hour speed restrictions are in place. Please be aware of emergency services personnel on site.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene conducting back-burning along the road and strengthening containment lines.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields Content:

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


            Time of issue: 07:18 AM
            Date of issue: 04 November 2018

            Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields

            As at 04/11/2018 04:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning for the Gascoyne and South Interior districts has been cancelled.

            Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in this area.

            To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 04/11/2018 04:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Satellite imagery shows a broad region of thunderstorms across the Goldfields.Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            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 your local Shire.


            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

            Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

            Please note changes to weather details and affected areas

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


            Time of issue: 11:33 PM
            Date of issue: 03 November 2018


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

            If you live in the Goldfields district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Leinster, Leonora, Laverton, Rawlinna, Balladonia and Menzies.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 03/11/2018 22:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Satellite imagery shows a broad region of thunderstorms across the Goldfields. Radar imagery from Kalgoorlie suggests that some of these storms are likely to be severe.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies and Rawlinna.The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.A wind gust of 96km/hr was recorded at Leonora at about 10:05pm.


            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 your local Shire.


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 09:03 PM
            Date of issue: 03 November 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bordered by Quandong Point in the north, Manari Road in the east, Cape Boileau in the south and the Indian Ocean to the west in Waterbank in the Shire of Broome.

            • 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 BARRED CREEK RD and MANARI RD in WATERBANK.

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Some roads may be closed.

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

              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF BROOME.

              RECREATIONAL AREAS:

              The fire is burning near some camping areas.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 06:55 PM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 100 000 hectares burnt.
              • DFES is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

              Please note changes to weather details and affected areas

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


              Time of issue: 08:07 PM
              Date of issue: 03 November 2018


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

              If you live in the Goldfields district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Leinster, Leonora, Rawlinna and Menzies.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

              DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 03/11/2018 19:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Satellite imagery shows a broad region of thunderstorms across the Goldfields. Radar imagery from Kalgoorlie suggests that some of these storms are likely to be severe.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies and Rawlinna.The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.A wind gust of 70km/hr was recorded at Kalgoorlie airport at about 4:15pm, though stronger winds are likely to have been experienced to the north of the airport.


              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 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

              Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for ELLENDALE in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

              Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for ELLENDALE in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

              This is a new alert

              Time of issue: 06:55 PM
              Date of issue: 03 November 2018

              A Smoke Alert has been issued for ELLENDALE in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

              A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near ELLENDALE, 80 kilometres west of Fitzroy Crossing and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY. Smoke from an existing bushfire has been carried by prevailing winds and is affecting people on or near the Great Northern Highway. 

              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.

              END

              Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

              Please note changes to weather details

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


              Time of issue: 04:43 PM
              Date of issue: 03 November 2018


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

              If you live in the Goldfields district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora and Menzies.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

              DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 03/11/2018 16:36:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery shows a broad region of thunderstorms across the Goldfields. Radar imagery from Kalgoorlie suggests that some of these storms are likely to be severe. A severe thunderstorm passed just to the north of Kalgoorlie at about 4:20pm. It is now moving away towards the southeast, and no longer poses a threat to the town centre. However, other severe thunderstorms are still possible throughout the warning area for the remainder of this afternoon and into the early evening. These storms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones. A wind gust of 70km/hr was recorded at Kalgoorlie airport at about 4:15pm, though stronger winds are likely to have been experienced to the north of the airport.


              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 your local Shire.


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.


              IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

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

              Please note changes to weather detailss

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


              Time of issue: 04:07 PM
              Date of issue: 03 November 2018


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

              If you live in the Goldfields district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora and Menzies.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

              DFES advises you to:

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

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

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


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 03/11/2018 14:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery shows a broad region of thunderstorms across the Goldfields. Radar imagery shows a severe thunderstorm approaching Kalgoorlie from the northwest, which is forecast to arrive between 4:10pm and 4:40pm. THIS THUNDERSTORM IS MORE INTENSE THAN USUAL AND DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR.


              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 your local Shire.


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.


              IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire All Clear for south eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

              Please note change to alert level and throughout


              Time of issue: 04:07 PM
              Date of issue: 03 November 2018


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  south eastern part of LAKE ARGYLE in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people south east of Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

              • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
              • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

              WHAT TO DO:

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


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 07:13 PM on 1 November 2018.
              • DFES is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

              Please note changes under Road Closures and What Firefighters Are Doing. Great Northern Highway has reopened with 40km/hour speed restrictions in place.


              Time of issue: 03:14 PM
              Date of issue: 03 November 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire is burning south of Great Northern Highway north west of Newman.

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Great Northern Highway has reopened with motorists advised 40 kilometres per hour speed restrictions are in place. Please be aware of emergency services personnel on site.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene conducting back-burning along the road and strengthening containment lines.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Bushfire All Clear for Hillside-Woodstock Road MARBLE BAR in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Hillside-Woodstock Road MARBLE BAR in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

                Please note change to alert level and throughout


                Time of issue: 02:52 PM
                Date of issue: 03 November 2018


                Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Hillside-Woodstock Road MARBLE BAR in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                ALERT LEVEL:

                An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Hillside-Woodstock Road, 10 kilometres east of Great Northern Highway in MARBLE BAR in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

                WHAT TO DO:

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


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:07 PM on 31 October 2018.
                • Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

                Please note changes under Road Closures and What Firefighters Are Doing


                Time of issue: 12:38 PM
                Date of issue: 03 November 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway north west of Newman.

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
                  • 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:

                  • Great Northern Highway

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene conducting back-burning along the road.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 50 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END 

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

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

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


                  Time of issue: 12:25 PM
                  Date of issue: 03 November 2018


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

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

                  Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies and Wiluna.

                  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 03/11/2018 12:07:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at midday satellite imagery shows an area of thunderstorms extending from about Newman to Laverton. Thunderstorms are also developing further south near Kalgoorlie. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area from around 1pm today. These storms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon and into the early evening.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Some roads may be closed

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

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


                  WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                  IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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


                  Time of issue: 11:18 AM
                  Date of issue: 03 November 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 35 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway north west of Newman.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Some roads may be closed. Great Northern Highway is likely to be impacted by fire and may be closed later today.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 3 November 2018 and currently there has been 50 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

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