EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

After Storm: Cancellation for Perth Metropolitan, South West

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

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

Please note this Warning is now Cancelled


Time of issue: 08:44 AM
Date of issue: 25 September 2020

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West
The severe weather warning for Lower West and South West districts has been cancelled.

WHAT TO DO:
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 25/09/2020 04:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised winds have eased across the Darling Scarp. Gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and foothills earlier Friday morning have now eased and the warning is CANCELLED. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. Gooseberry Hill recorded a wind gust of 87 kilometers per hour at 2:00am Australian Western Standard Time Friday. Perth Airport recorded a wind gust of 78 kilometers per hour at 3:36am Australian Western Standard Time Friday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.



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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, South West

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:50 AM
Date of issue: 25 September 2020


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West

If you live in parts of Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Donnybrook.


This is unusual weather that could cause damage to 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.
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.


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.


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 25/09/2020 04:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A trough moving south over central parts of the South West Land Division combined with a strong ridge of high pressure in the Bight will cause gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and the foothills tonight. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible over the Darling Scarp and the foothills and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds will continue to be strongest until 8:00am AWST Friday.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.



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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:03 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Goldfields-Midlands, South West, Lower South West

If you live in parts of Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Donnybrook.


This is unusual weather that could cause damage to 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.
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.


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.


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 24/09/2020 22:21:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A trough moving south over central parts of the South West Land Division combined with a strong ridge of high pressure in the Bight will cause gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and the foothills tonight. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 90 km/h are possible over the Darling Scarp and the foothills and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds will be strongest through the remaining parts of Thursday until 8:00am AWST on Friday morning.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.



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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Structure Fire All Clear for in Metro North Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire in QUINNS ROCKS in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:48 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020


Structure Fire in QUINNS ROCKS in the CITY OF WANNEROO

  • The structure fire on Beverley Crescent, in Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo has been extinguished and made safe.


WHAT TO DO:
  • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
  • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF WANNEROO.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:


EXTRA INFORMATION:

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Structure Fire Advice for Quinns Rocks in Perth Metropolitan

Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire Advice for Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:17 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020

Structure Fire Advice for Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo

ALERT LEVEL
A Structure Fire Advice is current for people in or near Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo

There is a building on fire in Beverley Crescent in Quinns Rocks in the City of Wanneroo

WHAT TO DO:
Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:

As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.

People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.

People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes
END

Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 02:34 PM
Date of issue: 24 September 2020


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West

If you live in parts of Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Donnybrook.


WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises you to:

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


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.


WEATHER DETAILS:
At 24/09/2020 14:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a trough moving south over the central South West Land Division combined with a ridge of high pressure in the Bight will cause gusty conditions over the Darling Scarp and the foothills tonight. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 kilometres per hour with peak gusts to around 90 kilometres per hour are possible over the Darling Scarp and the foothills and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Winds will be strongest from around 8:00pm Australian Western Standard Time tonight until 8:00am Australian Western Standard Time on Friday morning.This weather is not typical for this time of the year and winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.



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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Smoke Alert Advice for an area between Gingin and Regans Ford including Red Gully, Orange Springs and surrounds in Metro North Coastal, Midwest-Gascoyne, Metro North East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for an area between Gingin and Regans Ford including Red Gully, Orange Springs and surrounds in the Shire of Gingin Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:22 PM
Date of issue: 22 September 2020

Smoke Alert for an area between Gingin and Regans Ford including Red Gully, Orange Springs and surrounds in the Shire of Gingin

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for an area between Gingin and Regans Ford including Red Gully, Orange Springs and surrounds in the Shire of Gingin.

The smoke is due to a prescribed burn being carried out by the Parks and Wildlife Service in the area. The smoke is due to clear by tomorrow morning. 

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


END

Bushfire All Clear for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note this alert has been downgraded to an ALL CLEAR


Time of issue: 04:19 PM
Date of issue: 21 September 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in the Communities of New Loomah and Loomah in CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • 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 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are no longer on the scene and have left the area safe.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:28 PM on 20 September 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire All Clear for eastern/western/southern/northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern/western/southern/northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note this alert has been downgraded to an ALL CLEAR


Time of issue: 04:12 PM
Date of issue: 21 September 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern/western/southern/northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in the Communities of New Loomah and Loomah of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:28 PM on 20 September 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 10:56 AM
Date of issue: 21 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the Communities of New Loomah and Loomah.

  • 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 ROCKHOLE ST and BUNGLEMAN ST in CAMBALLIN.
  • It is burning in a South East to Easterly direction.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:28 PM on 20 September 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

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

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


Time of issue: 10:55 PM
Date of issue: 20 September 2020

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Great Southern
The severe weather warning for South Coastal District has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.

WHAT TO DO:
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 20/09/2020 22:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe weather 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Great Southern

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

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


Time of issue: 04:35 PM
Date of issue: 20 September 2020


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Great Southern

If you live in South East Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


Locations which may be affected include Esperance and Israelite Bay.


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.
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 Great Southern
The severe weather warning for South Coastal District has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South Coastal District and the warning for this district is CANCELLED. Severe weather has also contracted out of western parts of the South East Coastal District.

WHAT TO DO:
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:
Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low is moving through the Southern Ocean, bringing the potential for damaging winds about the South East Coastal District. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are possible into early this evening across the warning area. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely between Cape Naturaliste and Israelite Bay. Thunderstorms and small hail are also possible. A wind gust of 93 km//h was recorded at Ongerup at 1:36pm. A wind gust of 83 km/h was recorded at Esperance at 3:16pm.Conditions in the warning area should gradually ease during 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 03:51 PM
Date of issue: 20 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the Communities of New Loomah and Loomah.

  • 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 ROCKHOLE ST and BUNGLEMAN ST in CAMBALLIN.
  • It is burning in a South East to Easterly direction.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:28 PM on 20 September 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern

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

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


Time of issue: 11:12 AM
Date of issue: 20 September 2020


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Great Southern

If you live in South Coastal and South East Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Denmark, Mount Barker, Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe and Walpole.


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.
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:
Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low is moving through the Southern Ocean, bringing the potential for damaging winds about the south coastal districts. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected during today throughout the warning area. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely between Cape Naturaliste and Israelite Bay. Thunderstorms and small hail are also possible. This is typical weather for this time of year, however, winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. A wind gust of 81 km//h was recorded at Albany Airport at 10:15am. A wind gust of 78 km/h was recorded at Esperance Airport at 9:30am.Conditions should gradually ease from the west during this afternoon and 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Great Southern

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

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


Time of issue: 07:34 AM
Date of issue: 20 September 2020


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Great Southern

If you live in South Coastal and South East Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.


Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Denmark, Mount Barker, Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe and Walpole.


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.
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:
Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low will move through the Southern Ocean during Sunday, bringing the potential for damaging winds about the south coastal districts. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the south coast between Walpole and Albany from around 5am WST and gradually extend eastwards through the Esperance coast during the day. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely on Sunday between Cape Naturaliste and Israelite Bay. Showers across the warning area will generally produce light falls, although some areas near the coast between Walpole and Bremer Bay are likely to receive moderate rainfall. Thunderstorms and small hail are also possible throughout the warning area.Conditions should gradually ease from the west during Sunday afternoon and 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the Great Southern Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:55 PM
Date of issue: 19 September 2020

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the Great Southern
If you live in South Coastal and South East Coastal districts you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming tonight.


Locations which may be affected include Albany, Esperance, Denmark, Mount Barker, Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe and Walpole.


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

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

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


WEATHER DETAILS:
Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low will move through the Southern Ocean during tonight and Sunday, bringing the potential for damaging winds about the south coastal districts. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to around 100 km/h are possible within the warning area and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. DAMAGING WINDS are expected to develop about the south coast between Walpole and Albany from around 5am WST and gradually extend eastwards through the Esperance coast during the day. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS which could cause BEACH EROSION are likely to develop on Sunday between Cape Naturaliste and Israelite Bay on Sunday morning. Showers across the warning area will generally produce light falls, although some areas near the coast between Walpole and Bremer Bay are likely to receive moderate rainfall. Thunderstorms and small hail are also possible throughout the warning area. Conditions should gradually ease from the west during Sunday afternoon and 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 from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Bushfire All Clear for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:51 AM
Date of issue: 19 September 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.
  • Currently there has been 38 hectares burnt.
  • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.
 



No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 03:22 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 FAIRWAY DR and BUCKLEYS RD in BILINGURR.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF BROOME.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • State Emergency Service volunteers are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR 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 What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 02:48 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 FAIRWAY DR and BUCKLEYS RD in BILINGURR.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF BROOME.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:48 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 FAIRWAY DR and BUCKLEYS RD in BILINGURR.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF BROOME.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

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