EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under weather details

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


Time of issue: 02:23 PM
Date of issue: 06 June 2018


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara

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

Locations which may be affected include Karratha, Newman, Port Hedland, Marble Bar, Nullagine and Whim Creek.

This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain 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.

  • 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 06/06/2018 13:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a rain band lies across the northwest of WA and will be slow moving over the next day or two.HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over parts of the Pilbara between Karratha and Port Hedland and inland to Newman during Wednesday and Thursday.A Minor Flood Warning is current for the Gascoyne River, and a Flood Watch is current for the London-Minilya, Ashburton River, Onslow Coast and Pilbara Catchments.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

  • Nanutarra Munjina Road in both directions from Bingarn Road to Hamersley Road in Tom Price - closed to all vehicles 
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road in both directions from Nameless Valley Road to Bingarn Road Tom Price - closed to light vehicles and trucks 
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road in both directions from Tom Price Paraburdoo Road to Nameless Valley Road Tom Price - closed to light vehicles and trucks 
  • Nanutarra Munjina Road in both directions from Hamersley Road to Great Northern Hwy - closed to light vehicles and trucks 

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.
  • Emergency services have answered more than three calls for help since 7am this morning.


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

Park Closure Advice for Karijini National Park in Pilbara

Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton Content:


Time of issue: 12:22 PM
Date of issue: 06 June 2018

Park Closure for Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises that the following parks or recreation sites have been closed due to dangerous conditions forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology for Karijini National Park.

 

  • The entire Weano Recreation Area and Weano access road from the Karijini Eco Retreat turn-off
  • The Joffre and Knox Gorges and access road.

WHAT TO DO:  

People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage. People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
The department will provide an update if the situation changes or when sites have been re-opened.
For more information, contact your local Department of Parks and Wildlife Service office.

 

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

Bushfire Advice for northern part of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


Time of issue: 12:13 PM
Date of issue: 06 June 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Weaber Plain Road near Cave Spring Road in Kununurra.

  • 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 along Weaber Plain Road in Kununurra.

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.
    • 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on their way.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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.


    END 

    Flood - Prepare for Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

    Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara districts Content:


    Please note changes to locations affected, flood details and road closures. A Flood Warning has been issued for the Gascoyne River catchment.


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


    Time of issue: 12:11 PM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2018

    Prepare for flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara districts.


    People in the Pilbara Coastal Rivers, Fortescue River, Onslow Coast, Ashburton River and Lyndon-Minilya River catchments should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected over the coming days. This includes people in or near Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Ashburton Downs, Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri, Billabong Roadhouse, Cape Cuvier, Gascoyne Junction, Minilya Roadhouse, Mount Augustus, Murchison, Roebourne and Port Hedland.

    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:

    • Nanutarra Munjina Road closed in both directions from Bingarn Road to Hamersley Road, Tom Price.
    • Nanutarra Munjina Road closed to light vehicles and trucks in both directions from Hamersley Road to Great Northern Highway. 
    • Nanutarra Munjina Road closed to light vehicles and trucks in both directions Nameless Valley Road to Bingarn Road, Tom Price.
    • Nanutarra Munjina Road closed to light vehicles in both directions from Tom Price Paraburdoo Road to Nameless Valley Road, Tom Price.

     

    Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution in the Gascoyne area due to water on and near roads.



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

      FLOOD DETAILS:  
      As at 06/06/2018 11:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding is possible in the Lyndon-Minilya Rivers, Onslow Coast, Ashburton River and Pilbara due to unseasonal heavy rainfall from Wednesday through to Friday. A rain band lies over the northern Gascoyne, Pilbara and Interior, with heavy falls and possible flooding in the far northern Gascoyne and western and central Pilbara. The rain band will gradually contract eastwards over the next couple of days, bringing further heavy falls to the Pilbara. Although catchments in the region are very dry, they can respond quickly to the intense rainfall forecast. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 25 to 75 mm, with isolated daily falls of up to 150 mm are forecast as the system tracks north over the next few days. 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.

      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

      Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara Content:

      Please note changes throughout the alert

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


      Time of issue: 12:00 PM
      Date of issue: 06 June 2018


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara

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

      Locations which may be affected include Karratha, Newman, Port Hedland, Marble Bar, Nullagine and Whim Creek.

      This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain 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.

      • 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 06/06/2018 11:06:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a rain band lies across the northwest of WA and will be slow moving over the next day or two.HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over parts of the Pilbara between Karratha and Onslow and inland to Newman during Wednesday and Thursday.A Minor Flood Warning is current for the Gascoyne River, and a Flood Watch is current for the London-Minilya, Ashburton River, Onslow Coast and Pilbara Catchments.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      • Nanutarra Munjina Rd in both directions from Bingarn Rd to Hamersley Rd in Tom Price - closed to all vehicles 
      • Nanutarra Munjina Rd in both directions from Nameless Valley Rd to Bingarn Rd Tom Price - closed to light vehicles and trucks 
      • Nanutarra Munjina Rd in both directions from Tom Price Paraburdoo Rd to Nameless Valley Rd Tom Price - closed to light vehicles and trucks 
      • Nanutarra Munjina Rd in both directions from Hamersley Rd to Great Northern Hwy - closed to light vehicles and trucks 

      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.
      • Emergency services have answered more than two calls for help since 7am this morning.


      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

      Flood - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

      Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne districts 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: 06 June 2018

      Take action now for Minor flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne districts.

      People in the Gascoyne River catchment need to take action now as Minor flooding is expected today and tomorrow
      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:

      Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

      Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution in the Gascoyne area due to water on and near roads.



      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 06/06/2018 10:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises heavy rainfall in the Gascoyne catchment over the past two days have resulted in areas of minor flooding in the catchment. Areas of inundation and flooding of low lying areas may continue as river levels fluctuate.

      Lyons River:
      Minor flooding is occurring along the Lyons River

      Gascoyne River to Jimba:
      Minor flooding is likely along the Gascoyne River to Jimba. The Gascoyne River at Jimba is currently at 3.51 metres and steady. The Gascoyne River at Jimba is likely to reach the minor flood level (4 metres) Wednesday evening.

      Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba:
      Minor flooding may occur along the Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba.

      The Gascoyne River at Fishy Pool is currently at 1.15 metres and rising. The Gascoyne River at Fishy Pool may reach the minor flood level (4.5 metres) during Thursday.

      The Gascoyne River at Nine Mile Bridge is expected to remain below the minor flood level (5.5 metres) during Wednesday.

      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 Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:23 AM
      Date of issue: 06 June 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between the Ord River and the Purnululu Information Bay in the Shire of Halls Creek.

      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started on the Great Northern Highway near the Ord River in HALLS CREEK.
      • The bushfire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway

      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:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
        • 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 SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the area..


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:21 PM on 4 June 2018.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire All Clear for South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY 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: 10:02 AM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY.

        • 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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area..


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:52 AM on 5 June 2018.
        • The landowner is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara Content:

        Please note changes to warning area and weather details sections.

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


        Time of issue: 06:04 AM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2018


        Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Pilbara

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

        Locations which may be affected include Karratha, Newman, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Whim Creek.

        This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain 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.

        • 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 05/06/2018 16:43:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a rain band lies across the northwest of WA and is moving slowly eastwards. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the Pilbara between Karratha and Onslow and inland to Parburdoo, with the area of heavy rain moving slowly eastwards during the day. A Flood Watch is current for the Minilya, Gascoyne, Ashburton River, Onslow Coast and Fortescue River Catchments. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        North West Coastal Hwy both directions Shark Bay Rd to HMAS Sydney Memorial Avenue closed to light vehicles due to flooding. Road users are advised to exercise extreme caution.

          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.


          POWER:

          Western Power has advised more than 40,000 properties are without power from Kalbarri to Albany. 

          If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


          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 Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern

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

          Please note changes under Alert Level and Weather Details

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


          Time of issue: 10:39 PM
          Date of issue: 05 June 2018

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

          As at 05/06/2018 19:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for Goldfields, South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

          Severe weather is no longer occurring in these districts.

          WHAT TO DO:

          Now the severe weather 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 05/06/2018 19:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe weather is no longer occurring in southern parts of WA. While gusty northerly winds will continue across the South East Coastal district for the next few hours, the immediate threat of severe weather has passed. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. Another separate Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall remains current for the northern Gascoyne and western Pilbara. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.


          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.


          POWER:

          If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.
          • Emergency services have answered more than more than 90 calls for help since since 5pm yesterday.
          • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          After Storm: Cancellation for Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan

          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan Content:

          Please note changes under Alert Level and Weather Details

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


          Time of issue: 08:47 PM
          Date of issue: 05 June 2018

          Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan

          As at 05/06/2018 19:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for Goldfields, South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

          Severe weather is no longer occurring in these districts.

          WHAT TO DO:

          Now the severe weather 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 05/06/2018 19:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe weather is no longer occurring in southern parts of WA. While gusty northerly winds will continue across the South East Coastal district for the next few hours, the immediate threat of severe weather has passed. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. Another separate Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall remains current for the northern Gascoyne and western Pilbara. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.


          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.


          POWER:

          If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.
          • Emergency services have answered more than more than 90 calls for help since since 5pm yesterday.
          • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


          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 Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

          Please note changes to warning area and weather details sections.

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


          Time of issue: 06:12 PM
          Date of issue: 05 June 2018


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

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

          Locations which may be affected include Exmouth, Karratha, Newman, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Coral Bay, Gascoyne Junction, Minilya Roadhouse, Mount Augustus, Three Rivers and Whim Creek.

          This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain 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.

          • 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 05/06/2018 16:43:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a rain band extends from the Indian Ocean into the northwest Gascoyne and far southwest Pilbara. The rain band is likely to extend into the central Pilbara from Wednesday morning. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible over the northwest Gascoyne and far southwest Pilbara including Coral Bay, Exmouth and Onslow. Heavy rainfall is likely to extend into the central Pilbara, including Tom Price and Paraburdoo early Wednesday and then to Karratha and Newman during Wednesday morning. A Flood Watch is current for the Minilya, Gascoyne, Ashburton River, Onslow Coast and Fortescue River Catchments. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          North West Coastal Hwy both directions Shark Bay Rd to HMAS Sydney Memorial Avenue closed to light vehicles due to flooding. Road users are advised to exercise extreme caution.

            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.


            POWER:

            Western Power has advised more than 40,000 properties are without power from Kalbarri to Albany. 

            If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


            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 Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan

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

            Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


            Time of issue: 05:45 PM
            Date of issue: 05 June 2018


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

            If you live in South East Coastal and parts of Goldfields, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Norseman, Bremer Bay, Gnowangerup, Hyden, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Lake King, Ravensthorpe and Salmon Gums.

            This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous. This front is windier than a typical front and is affecting a larger area than normal.

            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

            Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan

            As at 05/06/2018 16:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for the Gascoyne, Eucla, Central West, Lower West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts has been cancelled.

            Severe weather is no longer occurring in these districts.

            WHAT TO DO:

            Now the severe weather 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 05/06/2018 16:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong and squally northerly flow lies ahead of a cold front. At 4:30pm, the front was near a line from Mingenew to York to Albany and is forecast to lie near a line from Dalwallinu to Hyden to Hopetoun by around 7pm. Conditions will ease behind the front. Damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property are possible over the next few hours but should ease by about 8pm. Winds have eased over western and northern areas, although showers and gusty winds are still likely over these areas behind the front. Tides are easing but may remain higher than expected between Kalbarri and Albany for the remainder of Tuesday and into Wednesday. Surf conditions are also easing. Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Gascoyne, Eucla, Central West, Lower West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is cancelled.


            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.


            POWER:

            Western Power has advised more than 30,000 properties are without power from Kalbarri to Albany. 

            If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.
            • Emergency services have answered more than more than 90 calls for help since since 5pm yesterday.
            • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


            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 South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

            Please note changes under bushfire behaviour, what firefighters are doing and extra information sections


            Time of issue: 04:16 PM
            Date of issue: 05 June 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on South Coast Highway between Drawbin Road and Warriup Road in GREEN RANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY.

            • 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 SOUTH COAST HWY and DRAWBIN RD in GREEN RANGE. It is located north of Warriup Road and east of South Coast Highway near the Drawbin Road intersection.

            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 smoke.

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.
              • Bush Fire Service firefighters have departed. The fire is now being managed by the landowner and their firefighters are on the scene. 


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 05:52 AM on 5 June 2018.
              • The landowner 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 

              After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne

              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

              Please note changes to warning area and weather details sections.

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


              Time of issue: 03:52 PM
              Date of issue: 05 June 2018


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

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

              Locations which may be affected include Carnarvon, Exmouth, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Mount Augustus.

              This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain 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.

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

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

              Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

              As at 05/06/2018 12:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning The warning for Carnarvon has been cancelled 



              To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 05/06/2018 12:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Heavy rainfall will extend into the far southwest Pilbara during Tuesday afternoon and evening. A rain band lies over the northwestern Gascoyne and is likely to extend into southwest parts of the Pilbara this afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible between Cape Cuvier and Coral Bay, and inland to Mount Augustus. This area will extend north and east during Tuesday, reaching the far southwest Pilbara during this afternoon and evening. A Flood Watch is current for the Minilya, Gascoyne, Ashburton Onslow Coast and Fortescue River Catchments. Strong and squally winds remain possible in the rain band. Tides will be higher than expected between Ningaloo and Kalbarri but should ease during the afternoon. Severe weather associated with the passage of a strong cold front is likely over the South West Land Division, southern Gascoyne and Goldfields. A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for this area.


              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.


              POWER:

              Western Power has advised more than 40,000 properties are without power from Kalbarri to Albany. 

              If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


              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 Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan

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

              Please note changes under Alert Area and Weather Details

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


              Time of issue: 03:31 PM
              Date of issue: 05 June 2018


              Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern, Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan

              If you live in Goldfields, Central West, South Coastal, South East Coastal, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Gascoyne, Eucla and Lower West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Norseman and Northam

              This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous. This front is windier than a typical front and is affecting a larger area than normal.

              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

              Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, South West, Perth Metropolitan

              As at 05/06/2018 14:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for the Lower West and South West Districts, including the Perth Metropolitan area, Mandurah, Margaret River, Busselton, Bunbury and Manjimup has been cancelled.

              Severe weather is no longer occurring in these districts.

              WHAT TO DO:

              Now the severe weather 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 05/06/2018 14:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong and squally northerly flow lies ahead of a strong cold front. At 2:30pm, the front was near a line from Lancelin to Albany and is forecast to lie near a line from Morawa to Lake Grace to Bremer Bay by around 5pm. Conditions will ease behind the front. Damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property are possible throughout the warning area. Winds will ease from the southwest during Tuesday afternoon as the front moves eastwards, although showers and gusty winds are still likely behind the front. Tides between Kalbarri and Walpole are above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas, particularly in the Geographe Bay area. Tides should ease during the evening. Surf conditions are easing as winds ease from the southwest.Another separate Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall is current for the northwest Gascoyne and southwest Pilbara. Significant wind gusts recorded include: Busselton Jetty 109 kilometres per hour at 5:46am. Rottnest Island 109 kilometres per hour at 6:30am. Cape Naturaliste 109 kilometres per hour at 6:02am. Gnowangerup 102 kilometres per hour at 11:12am. Ongerup 96 kilometres per hour at 10:42am. Albany Airport 94 kilometres per hour at 7:09am. Nyabing 93 kilometres per hour at 11:10am.


              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.


              POWER:

              Western Power has advised more than 30,000 properties are without power from Kalbarri to Albany. 

              If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.
              • Emergency services have answered more than more than 90 calls for help since since 5pm yesterday.
              • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


              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 Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 03:06 PM
              Date of issue: 05 June 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between the Ord River and the Purnululu Information Bay in the Shire of Halls Creek.

              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started on the Great Northern Highway near the Ord River in HALLS CREEK.
              • The bushfire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway

              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:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
                • 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 SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the area..


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:21 PM on 4 June 2018.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Flood - Prepare for Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

                Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara districts Content:


                Please note changes to road closures.


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


                Time of issue: 01:59 PM
                Date of issue: 05 June 2018

                Prepare for flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara districts.


                People in the Ashburton River, Fortescue River, Onslow Coast, Lyndon-Minilya Rivers, Gascoyne River and Wooramel River catchments should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected over the coming days. This includes people in or near Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Ashburton Downs, Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri, Billabong Roadhouse, Cape Cuvier, Gascoyne Junction, Minilya Roadhouse, Mount Augustus, Murchison, Overlander Roadhouse and Wooramel Roadhouse.

                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:

                • North West Coastal Highway - closed to light vehicles in both directions from Shark Bay Road to HMAS Sydney Memorial Drive due to flooding. It is open to four-wheel drives and trucks ONLY.

                 

                Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution in the Gascoyne area due to water on and near roads.



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

                  FLOOD DETAILS:  
                  As at 05/06/2018 11:10:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises flooding is possible in the Ashburton River, Gascoyne River, Wooramel River, Lyndon-Minilya Rivers, Onslow Coast and Onslow due to unseasonal heavy rainfall from Tuesday through to Thursday. A rain band associated with a strong cold front to the south will move east across the Pilbara during Tuesday to Thursday with heavy falls expected. Although catchments in the region are very dry, they can respond quickly to the intense rainfall forecast. Widespread daily rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm, with isolated daily falls of up to 120 mm are forecast as the system tracks north east over the next few days. Intense rainfall may fall over a very short duration. 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.

                  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

                  Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

                  Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

                  Please note changes to weatehr details section.

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


                  Time of issue: 01:13 PM
                  Date of issue: 05 June 2018


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

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

                  Locations which may be affected include Carnarvon, Exmouth, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Mount Augustus.

                  This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Winds and rain 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.

                  • 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 05/06/2018 12:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A rain band lies over the western Gascoyne and is likely to extend into southwest parts of the Pilbara during the afternoon and evening. Heavy Rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is possible between Carnarvon and Coral Bay, and inland to Mount Augustus. This area will extend north and east during Tuesday, reaching the far southwest Pilbara Tuesday afternoon or evening. A Flood Watch is current for the Minilya, Gascoyne, Ashburton Onslow Coast and Fortescue River Catchments. Strong and squally winds remain possible in the rain band. Tides will be higher than expected between Ningaloo and Kalbarri but should ease during the afternoon. Severe weather associated with the passage of a strong cold front is likely over the South West Land Division, southern Gascoyne and Goldfields. A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for this area. In the 24 hours to 9am, Denham recorded 98 mm of rain.


                  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.


                  POWER:

                  Western Power has advised more than 40,000 properties are without power from Kalbarri to Albany. 

                  If you see a fallen powerline stay eight metres away and report it to Western Power on 13 13 51.


                  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

                  Park Closure Advice for Francois Peron National Park and access roads to Kennedy Range National Park in Midwest-Gascoyne

                  Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Francois Peron National Park and access roads to Kennedy Range National Park in the Shires of Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne Content:


                  Time of issue: 01:12 PM
                  Date of issue: 05 June 2018

                  Park Closure for Francois Peron National Park and access roads to Kennedy Range National Park in the Shires of Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne

                  The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises that the following parks or recreation sites have been closed due to forecast heavy rain and potential flooding.

                  FRANCOIS PERON NATIONAL PARK• Sites affected in the park include Cape Peron, Skipjack Point, Bottle Bay, Herald Bight, Gregories, South Gregories, Big Lagoon and the Peron Homestead. KENNEDY RANGE NATIONAL PARK• The main access road to Kennedy Range National Park (to Temple Gorge campground).• Mardathuna Rd access track to the west side of the park (from the Carnarvon – Mullewa Rd) • Mardathuna Rd access track to the west side of the park (from North West Coast Highway).

                  WHAT TO DO:  

                  People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage. People already in the area should leave for a safer place.

                  The department will provide an update if the situation changes or when sites have been re-opened.

                  For more information, contact your local Department of Parks and Wildlife Service office.

                   

                  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

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